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Ellen DeYoung

Grants Specialist
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Ellen DeYoung joined Arts Midwest in January 2018 as a Program Associate. Today, she serves as the Grants Specialist for Arts Midwest’s grantmaking programs: Arts Midwest Touring Fund, 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. She is currently a Resident Stage Manager at Lyric Arts.


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