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Ellen DeYoung

Grants Manager
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Ellen DeYoung joined Arts Midwest in January 2018 as a Program Associate. Today, she serves as the Grants Manager for Arts Midwest’s grantmaking programs: National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, Shakespeare in American Communities, and the GIG Fund. She ensures the smooth implementation of these grant programs by providing administrative and technical support to applicants and grantees.

Areas of Expertise

Grants administration, arts administration, stage management, theatre production management, project management, event planning

Creative Ventures

Outside of the office, Ellen works as a freelance stage manager and theatre practitioner around the Twin Cities.


Ellen holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.