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Renowned accessibility leader to present keynote address at 2015 Conference

Jul. 01, 2015

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce that renowned accessibility leader Lisa Carling will deliver the keynote address for the 2015 Arts Midwest Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The presentation, Sensory Friendly Performances: Changing People’s Lives, will take place on Friday, September 11, from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

As Director of Accessibility...

2015–2016 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants

Jun. 16, 2015

Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

For thirteen consecutive years, Shakespeare in American Communities has introduced middle and high school students to the power of live theater, and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare. Since the program’s inception in 2003,...

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Native American / China Exchange

Jun. 10, 2015

Kevin Locke on the Native American / China Exchange tour
Kevin Locke teaches the hoop dance to students at Chifeng Mongolian Middle and High School in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. Photo by Stephen Manuszak

This was truly a heart to heart trip. From the Indigenous heart of North America to the heart and soul of Asia, we revealed and discovered the beauty and treasures that...

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Caravanserai

May. 12, 2015

Arts Midwest has a long tradition of creating shared spaces where artists from across the world connect audiences in our own backyard with creative expressions. We reach past the cultural horizon line to invite new friends to sit at the tables of our communities and share a feast of artistic morsels and musical delicacies. Along the way, folklore becomes communion where exotic impressions melt in the warmth of shared grace.

In 2010, Arts Midwest launched Caravanserai: A place where...

April Spotlight: E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron + The Nile Project

May. 12, 2015

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron in Akron, OH presented The Nile Project in March 2015

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities including interdisciplinary panel discussions and a k-12 presentation of live music and dance.

The E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at The University of Akron acts as an outstanding performing arts complex and cultural center for...