News & Events

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.


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...

2014–2015 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants

Jun. 30, 2014

Arts Midwest is excited to announce $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 25 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

The awards mark the twelfth consecutive year of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program managed by Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about these grants,...

New study released on how arts organizations learn, grow, and thrive

Jun. 25, 2014

Arts Midwest is excited to announce the launch of Capacity building and resilience, a case study report that investigates how small and mid-sized arts organizations learn, adapt, and grow. Examining the experiences of eight ArtsLab participants, this report identifies four capacities that have helped organizations in Minnesota and North Dakota thrive in the face of operational...