News & Events

2016–2017 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants

May. 24, 2016

Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

The awards mark the fourteenth consecutive year of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program managed by Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Each of the...

Arts Midwest Conference team welcomes new Program Associate

May. 16, 2016

Angela, Brian, and Anna
Arts Midwest Conference team: Senior Program Director Angela Urbanz, Program Manager Brian Halaas, and Program Associate Anna Buchholz. Photo by Joshua Feist.

Many Conference attendees have already emailed with or spoken to her, and Arts Midwest is pleased to formally introduce Anna Buchholz, the new program associate for the Arts...

NEA Big Read announces new grantees for 2016–2017

May. 11, 2016

Papercraft bookmobile on a book shelf

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new set of grantees for the NEA Big Read. Organizations receiving grants will produce programming between September 2016 and June 2017.

These new grantees join a...

Arts Midwest receives grant award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Apr. 06, 2016

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce a recent $75,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help further the work of our Performing Arts Discovery program, in collaboration with South Arts and Western Arts Alliance. Over the next 18 months, Arts Midwest will recruit and host performing arts presenters from China, Chile, and Brazil so these presenters can build relationships and solidify exchanges with diverse, high-quality, and regionally...

Can you name #5womenartists?

Mar. 23, 2016

In honor of National Women’s History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is challenging social media communities to raise the visibility of women artists through the #5womenartists campaign.

Arts Midwest has joined in the campaign to highlight the Midwest’s robust visual arts community, and we’ve gathered a collection of nine...