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A Match Made in/with Heaven: Arts and Religious Organizations Get Serious

Monday, October 13, 9:50am – 10:50am

Ultimate Ransom

Organized by Cate Fox, Program Officer, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Presented by Karen DiLossi, Director, Arts in Sacred Places; and Amy Schachman, Associate Director, Chicago Office, Partners for Sacred Places.

Shared interests + appealing physical attributes + chemistry = a potential match. This is not only a formula used when dating. Meet some real-life matchmakers who put this equation to work every day to help arts and religious organizations make lasting partnerships. The fun and complexities of finding a good match will unfold before your eyes as we play "The Dating Game". We will reveal which arts group and faith group matched up in real life and discuss how these partnerships have benefited artists, our audiences, and communities. We will also talk about our plans to launch a web-based match system that will revolutionize the way we facilitate partnerships.