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30 Years of Arts Midwest: Arts Midwest Touring Fund

Sep. 03, 2015

For 30 years, the Arts Midwest Touring Fund has been providing financial support to presenting organizations in the Midwest, funding public performances and community engagement activities by professional touring artists that reach underserved audiences, and fostering exchanges between artists and Midwest communities.

To put it another way, since 1985 we have provided over 5,300 grants totaling more than $11.7 million to 928 arts organizations in 481 communities in our region. Because of that...

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Raising Dough

Jul. 29, 2015

Arts Midwest formulated many budgets over the last 30 years. And while a blog post about finance may not seem exciting, we beg to differ! Why? Because in those 30 years, Arts Midwest balanced its budget each and every year—that’s a feat to brag about! However, we would be remiss to say we did it all on our own.

Through many economic downturns and even the recent Great Recession, Arts Midwest’s supporters never wavered. Individuals, corporations, and foundations; our nine member state arts...

Seeking bright ideas for the Arts Midwest Conference

Jul. 21, 2015

Do you have a new idea that might inspire your colleagues in the performing arts? Attendees are invited to submit ideas for two different sessions at this year’s Arts Midwest Conference. The first session will be a fun and fast-paced collection of big picture ideas, and the second session goes a bit more in depth and focuses on new ideas for fundraising and connecting with donors.

Check out the session descriptions below and submit your ideas in advance of the Conference. Submissions for both...

July 2015 Spotlight: Chamber Music Society of Detroit + Cavani Quartet

Jul. 15, 2015

Chamber Music Society of Detroit in Detroit, MI presented Cavani Quartet in September 2014 and April 2015.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities over the course of two separate artist visits and 19 engagement activities.

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is one of the oldest chamber music presenters in the United States. Through its Signature Chamber Series and Sunday Recital...

David J. Fraher Future Leaders' Fund Award 2015

Jul. 14, 2015

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund Award. Congratulations to Sarah Bannon (Des Moines, IA), Lindsay Dalrymple (Mason City, IA), and Josh Inmon (Springfield, MO).

This award will provide three outstanding early-career arts administrators with a full scholarship to attend the 2015 Arts Midwest Conference in Kansas City, Missouri from September 9–12, 2015.

The David J. Fraher Future...