News & Events

New Arts Midwest World Fest season announced

May. 10, 2017

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce its 2017-19 Arts Midwest World Fest season beginning in fall 2017. Over the next two years, Arts Midwest will bring four international music ensembles to nine smaller communities across the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Ensembles will spend one week in each community to share their music and culture through school workshops, masterclasses, and a public concert celebration at the end...

March 2017 Spotlight: Latino Arts + Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Mar. 30, 2017

Latino Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin presented Mariachi Flor de Toloache in November 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund-supported event featured a public performance and a community residency including sold out workshops for students on the ofrenda, lead by artist Nicole Acosta. During this hands-on exploration of Day of the Dead, youth were educated on the historical and cultural significance of the celebration and the symbolism behind the traditional...

Now is the time to speak up for the arts

Mar. 30, 2017

In addition to proposing the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the 2018 budget, the President submitted a budget proposal last Friday that includes a $15 million cut to the NEA for the current 2017 fiscal year. This cut is part of a proposed $18 billion...

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...