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Native artists share music and culture in Harbin, China

Jun. 08, 2016

Young children on stage with a large bird puppet
Gene Tagaban performs an interactive Raven Dance at the Harbin Children’s Palace in Harbin, China. Photo by Stephen Manuszak.

Arts Midwest recently toured three Native American artists to Northeastern China as part of our...

Recognizing staff leadership

May. 27, 2016

One thing that makes Arts Midwest great is the talent and dedication of our staff.

We are thrilled to announce the following recent promotions, recognizing this group of leaders not only for their contributions to Arts Midwest, but also for the impact they are making regionally, nationally, and abroad.

Each member has contributed greatly in their own areas through grant making, finance, program development, fundraising, and infrastructure development. Please join us in congratulating...

May 2016 Spotlight: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts + Parsons Dance Company

May. 26, 2016

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI presented Parsons Dance Company in April 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities including K-12 performances and workshops.

With a mission to be the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the arts, The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts presents performances by world-renowned artists and ensembles;...

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...