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Arts Midwest is committed to Midwestern communities, large and small, through grantmaking, creative programming, and leadership training. Our grant and programs reach more than half a million people annually. To learn more, please visit our programs page.

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GIG Fund

Flexible support to help arts and culture organizations grow their capacity, fund artist engagements, and build community.

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Jazz Road

Emerging and mid-career jazz artists: take your music to places it has never been with a grant from Jazz Road, a national initiative.

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National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

Bringing communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book.

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Shakespeare in American Communities

Connecting youths across the country to Shakespeare’s plays by supporting performances and workshops in schools and in the justice system.

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Touring Fund

Connecting people across the Midwest to dance, music, and theater performances in their communities.

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United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund

A national recovery initiative helping under-resourced arts and culture organizations weather the COVID-19 crisis.

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