Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.
The program provides financial support to presenting organizations in the Midwest. Funded engagements feature public performances and community engagement activities by professional touring artists that reach underserved audiences and foster exchanges between artists and Midwest communities. During the 2014-2015 funding cycle, Arts Midwest Touring Fund awarded over $400,000 to more than 165 presenting organizations across the nine-state region. During the 2015-2016 funding season, Arts Midwest Touring Fund awarded over $390,000 to more than 160 presenting organizations across the nine-state region.
Arts Midwest Touring Fund grants are applied for by and made directly to presenting organizations (organizations that book artists to perform in their venues) in Arts Midwest’s nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The application deadline has passed for engagements occurring between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Notification was emailed to applicants in mid-June 2015. Read the 2015-2016 guidelines.
Current Arts Midwest Touring Fund grantees should use these important resources and tools to manage their grant.
Christy Dickinson, senior program director, 612.238.8019
Andrea Sanow, program assistant, 612.238.8028
Arts Midwest provides, upon request and with a reasonable timeframe, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to participate in all programs and services provided by our organization. For more information, contact Christy Dickinson.
This program is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Arts Midwest’s nine-member state arts agencies, the Crane Group, and General Mills.