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ArtsLab announces new programs serving organizations across the Midwest

Apr. 08, 2015

Sign reads "Who's next? What's next? Harvesting the future."
ArtsLab retreat, September 2014. Photo by Ackerman + Gruber.

ArtsLab is pleased to announce three new Peer Learning Communities beginning in spring of 2015: a North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa program; a Fargo-...

Creating Connection: Research Findings and Proposed Message Framework to Build Public Will for Arts and Culture

Apr. 06, 2015

Creating Connection report cover

Arts Midwest and Metropolitan Group recently launched Creating Connection, a report that details our findings from a national research project conducted in Fall 2014...

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Mar. 30, 2015

This year marks the 50th birthday of the National Endowment for the Arts, which was created by the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965.

To celebrate, the NEA is collecting stories about how the arts and its programs have influenced lives across the nation.

We often hear from artists, grantees, and partners in the Midwest about the great work they are doing to encourage creativity and participation in the arts across...

Senior Program Director, Adam Perry, awarded prestigious Bush Fellowship

Mar. 17, 2015

Arts Midwest Senior Program Director, Adam Perry, was awarded a prominent Bush Fellowship today following the Foundation’s extensive selection process.

The Bush Fellowship is an investment in the development of leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in the region. Selected from a group of more than 600 applicants, the Foundation’s 2015 Bush Fellows are 23 leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make...

Arts Midwest Welcomes Sara Vance Waddell to Board of Directors

Mar. 12, 2015

Sara Vance Waddell
Sara Vance Waddell

Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors recently welcomed Sara Vance Waddell, owner and president of SMV Media, to serve a three-year term. Peter Capell, chair of Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors, enthusiastically welcomed Ms. Wadell, “Arts Midwest is thrilled Sara is joining our...