Field Foundation Awards $50K Grants to 11 ‘Leaders for a New Chicago’


This year, more than 200 Chicago-area residents were nominated to be recognized as Leaders for a New Chicago by the Field Foundation, working in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation. 

The 11 Chicagoans chosen this year, of all ages, races and genders, each receive $50,000 — half of which they can spend however they’d like.  

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And every one of them were entirely caught off guard when they were told they were selected.

With us to discuss the program and their craft are:

— Hilesh Patel, program officer with the Field Foundation of Illinois, who oversees the Leaders for a New Chicago program

— Stephanie Manriquez, executive producer with Yollocalli Arts Reach

— Faheem Majeed, co-founder of the Floating Museum arts collective


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