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#grateful for the arts

Nov. 25, 2015

Photo by César Viteri Ramirez, CC BY-SA 2.0

If you could thank one artist for helping to make a difference in your life, who would it be? The NEA asked executive directors of the regional arts organizations and state arts agencies to say a public thank you to an...

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Shakespeare in American Communities

Nov. 17, 2015

For the past 13 years, Arts Midwest has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts to bring Shakespeare’s works to middle and high school students across the United States through the Shakespeare in American Communities program. From comedies such as Winter’s Tale and As You Like It to dramas like Othello and Romeo and Juliet, actors from 101 theater companies brought Shakespeare to life for more than 2.1 million students across 6,400 schools.


October 2015 Spotlight: Lotus Festival + Fanfarai

Oct. 14, 2015

Lotus Festival in Bloomington, IN presented Fanfarai in September 2015.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and a community workshop.

Fanfarai, performed as one of the 25 world-renowned musical ensembles of the 2015 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. The Paris-based group grew in 2005 out of a smaller Algerian street band, adding musicians from France, Morocco, and India who share a passion for what...

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Arts Midwest Conference

Oct. 06, 2015

Since our inception in 1985, we have operated on the belief that communities thrive when their arts organizations succeed in delivering quality arts experiences to their audiences. And we find that the best way to ensure these experiences is to build the capacity of cultural leaders through diverse opportunities to network, learn, and grow together. Now in its 28th year, the annual Arts Midwest Conference does just that.


September 2015 Spotlight: Dahl Arts Center + Orlando Chamber Soloists

Sep. 16, 2015

Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, SD presented Orlando Chamber Soloists in July 2015.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities that lasted throughout the month of July.

With the mission of championing inclusive, innovative, and inspired arts opportunities to enrich the communities they serve, the Dahl Arts Center staff worked with the Orlando Chamber Soloists to create residency...