News & Events

David Fraher speaks in support of the NEA at Keith Ellison press conference

Mar. 20, 2017

Press conference at Keith Ellison's office
David Fraher and other Minnesota leaders speak about the detrimental effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts during a press conference with Rep. Keith Ellison. See the full video on Facebook ....

The arts are a necessity, not a nicety

Mar. 17, 2017

As you are by now probably aware, President Trump’s proposed federal budget, released on March 16, eliminates all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and ends 50 years of successful federal investment in our nation’s creative and cultural vitality. We’d like to stress that currently allocated grants are not in jeopardy, but we still have a lot of work to do to protect the future of the...

New friends meet in Iowa

Mar. 10, 2017

By Emma Bohmann

Anda Union stand on pose for a picture with IA Governor
Members of Anda Union stand with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on stage after performing in Des Moines, IA. Photo by Pascal Pearce.

If you passed through the State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa, two weeks ago, you may have heard a chorus of...

Act now for the arts!

Mar. 06, 2017

500 Minnesota arts advocates gather for a photo at the Minnesota History Center before meetings with government officials
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts gathered arts advocates at the Minnesota History Center before heading out to meet our representatives. Photo by Scott Streble...

February 2017 Spotlight: McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage + The Havana Cuba All-Stars

Feb. 16, 2017

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois presented The Havana Cuba All-Stars in November 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund-supported event features a public performance and a pre-concert lecture about Cuban culture and daily life. The concert, titled “Cuban Nights,” featured the songs and music of the rich Cuban culture and people. Staying true to an acoustic base, Havana Cuba All-Stars have developed a fresh sound with inventive...