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#ColorOurCollections Roundup

Feb. 05, 2016

Coloring pages spread out on the table

We’ve been following the #ColorOurCollections posts closely this week, and wanted to share some of our favorite books and coloring pages from this fun campaign.

From unicorns to frogs to Shakespeare plays and everything in between—it’s clear that our world’s museum and library collections provide unending...

January 2016 Spotlight: Dickinson State University + Elisa Monte Dance

Jan. 13, 2016

Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND presented Elisa Monte Dance in November 2015.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities including masterclasses and workshops that focused on creative movement and the intersection of dance and social issues.

Elisa Monte Dance bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. The work of Elisa Monte is recognized for its...

National funding opportunities through Arts Midwest

Jan. 05, 2016

These funding opportunities are currently open for organizations around our region and the nation. The Big Read and Shakespeare in American Communities, both National Endowment for the Arts initiatives managed by Arts Midwest, are currently accepting applications.

The Big Read

Applications are open for the 2016–2017 season of the Big Read, due...

December 2015 Spotlight: Centralia Cultural Society + Cirque Zuma Zuma

Dec. 18, 2015

Centralia Cultural Society in Centralia, IL presented Cirque Zuma Zuma in October 2015

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and K-12 performance, and a post-performance Q&A and meet & greet at Kaskaskia College in a rural Illinois.

Cirque Zuma Zuma is a touring group of 12 young artists from the 100-strong troupe representing 16 African nations. Described as an Africa-style Cirque du Soleil,...

Arts Midwest Conference leaders visit Milwaukee

Dec. 17, 2015

Last week, Colleen McLaughlin, director of external relations, joined the Arts Midwest Conference team and 2016 Conference co-chairs on a site visit to Milwaukee. Here’s what she had to say about the eventful tour of the city.

Conference co-chairs John and Laurel pose with the Bronze Fonz. Everybody say, “Aaaay!” Photo by Brian Halaas.

Late last week I had the good fortune to travel with...