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Two Guild Members Receive Funding from MacArthur Foundation

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Oct 07, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Guild members Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and the Old Town School of Folk Music are among eighteen organizations to receive funding for global projects from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 

The grants, ranging $7,000 to $50,000, will be given as part of the International Connections Fund.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic will receive $50,000 for Cuban and Philharmonic musicians to perform a new composition in Chicago and Cuba. Old Town School of Folk Music will receive $48,000 for an exchange of music faculty with a conservatory in Turkey. Each organization will share its music and culture with the other's students and communities.

The Fund was initiated in 2008 to provide an opportunity for arts organizations to undertake new partnerships and creative endeavors. The program began at a time when there were few resources available for cultural organizations to undertake new projects beyond their basic programs. Since that time, the Foundation has made 84 grants for exchanges, bringing new work to Chicago audiences and raising Chicago's artistic profile around the world.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic – $50,000 for Cuban and Philharmonic musicians to perform a new composition in Chicago and Cuba. - See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/18-chicago-arts-groups-receive-macarthur-support-international-collaborations/#sthash.ziKrPCj6.dpuf
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic – $50,000 for Cuban and Philharmonic musicians to perform a new composition in Chicago and Cuba. - See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/18-chicago-arts-groups-receive-macarthur-support-international-collaborations/#sthash.ziKrPCj6.dpuf
 
 
About Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) has found success in using music as the vehicle for strengthening core academic areas while introducing and reinforcing life skills. CJP contains a wealth of resources from its pool of musicians and other Arts professionals who serve as mentors/instructors in its programming. In addition, CJP houses a variety of performing groups for all-school Arts Education assemblies that cover a variety of musical genres and topics. As a collective, CJP’s "MusicAlive!" initiative is one of the most comprehensive – reaching students from all ages, beginning at early childhood through young adulthood.
 
 
About the Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in diverse American and global communities. It is one of  the largest such independent (i.e., non-university based) arts institution in North America with a staff and faculty of 250, a student enrollment of over 6,200 per week, and an events audience of over 85,000 per year. The Old Town School’s Outreach and Field Trip programs also provide music education to over 7,000 children of all ages throughout Chicago.
 

 

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