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Mar. 30, 2015

This year marks the 50th birthday of the National Endowment for the Arts, which was created by the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965.

To celebrate, the NEA is collecting stories about how the arts and its programs have influenced lives across the nation.

We often hear from artists, grantees, and partners in the Midwest about the great work they are doing to encourage creativity and participation in the arts across...

Senior Program Director, Adam Perry, awarded prestigious Bush Fellowship

Mar. 17, 2015

Arts Midwest Senior Program Director, Adam Perry, was awarded a prominent Bush Fellowship today following the Foundation’s extensive selection process.

The Bush Fellowship is an investment in the development of leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in the region. Selected from a group of more than 600 applicants, the Foundation’s 2015 Bush Fellows are 23 leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make...

Arts Midwest Welcomes Sara Vance Waddell to Board of Directors

Mar. 12, 2015

Sara Vance Waddell
Sara Vance Waddell

Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors recently welcomed Sara Vance Waddell, owner and president of SMV Media, to serve a three-year term. Peter Capell, chair of Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors, enthusiastically welcomed Ms. Wadell, “Arts Midwest is thrilled Sara is joining our...

March 2015 Spotlight: Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University + Ragamala Dance Company

Mar. 09, 2015

Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, IN presented Ragamala Dance Company in January 2015.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and interactive conversations, demonstrations, workshops, and masterclasses for a diverse array of ages and abilities.

Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University strives to promote lifelong learning in and through the arts. In an effort to fulfill their mission to...

Arts Midwest welcomes Morrison home to Minnesota

Feb. 27, 2015

Museum goers at the exhibition opening
Modern Spirit exhibition at the Minnesota History Center. Photo by Tiffany Rodgers.

Arts Midwest, in partnership with the Minnesota Museum of American Art, premiered Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison at the Minnesota History Center on February 12, 2015. Supporters,...