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David J. Fraher Future Leaders' Fund Award 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

Congratulations to Regina Hanson, Morgan Holmes, and Becca Grandstrand—this year’s recipients of the David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund Award.

In January 2009, David Fraher marked 25 years as Executive Director (now President & CEO) of Arts Midwest. Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors and staff, along with many friends and colleagues, established the David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund to honor David’s contributions to and vision for the field. The Future Leaders...

August 2014 Spotlight: Three Oaks Theater Festival + David Lutken

Aug. 21, 2014

Three Oaks Theater Festival in Three Oaks, MI presented David Lutken in July 2014.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities including panel discussions, question & answer sessions, and community hootenannies over the course of two days.

Three Oaks Theater Festival celebrated its sophomore season July 5- August 2, 2014. The Festival, Co-founded by John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc...

Engaging young readers through art with The Big Read Los Angeles

Aug. 06, 2014

Today we received a remarkable souvenir from a Big Read grantee, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Thank you for sending in this sculpture of Ashima Ganguli, a character from the Big Read selection, The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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July 2014 Spotlight: Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County + Spencers Theatre of Illusion

Jul. 16, 2014

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County in Findlay, OH presented Spencers Theatre of Illusion in October 2013.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities, including more than ten workshops for students with special needs at local schools, over the course of three days.

Spencers Theatre of Illusion blends together magic, illusion, humor, and personality to cultivate wonder in the...

Arts Midwest Touring Fund grants announced

Jul. 02, 2014

Arts Midwest is excited to announce more than $400,000 in grants to 65 different Midwestern arts organizations to present artists in their communities during the 2014–2015 performance season. Through the Arts Midwest Touring Fund this year, our grantees will present 138 different performing artists and ensembles (including 19 international artists) in 136 communities across our nine-state region.

Funded engagements feature public performances and in-depth educational activities by...

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