News & Events

A New Colleague story to remember

Sep. 02, 2016

We’ve all experienced first day jitters—whether it’s a new school, a new job, or even a new Conference. Brian Halaas, our Conference program manager, shares what it was like at his first Arts Midwest Conference, and how he learned not to sweat the details.

Brian Halaas at his first Arts Midwest Conference in 2015. Photo by Tiffany Rodgers.
Brian Halaas at his first Arts Midwest Conference in 2015....

Making what is closer more within reach

Aug. 29, 2016

Adam Perry speaking at a conference
Adam Perry speaking at the 2015 Arts Midwest Conference. Photo by Tiffany Rodgers.

Arts Midwest senior program director Adam Perry received a Bush Fellowship in 2015. Below, Adam reflects on year 1 of his fellowship, and sets forth his hopes for the next year ahead.


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Lorraine Klaasen Invited to tour as part of Arts Midwest World Fest

Aug. 09, 2016


Lorraine Klaasen. Photo by Pierre Arsenault.

Lorraine Klaasen and her four member ensemble will tour this fall as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. The five week tour begins in mid-October and will take the group to Forest City, IA; Brookings, SD; Wahpeton, ND; Thief River Falls, MN; and Rhinelander, WI.

Lorraine’s ensemble will spend a...

David J. Fraher Future Leaders' Fund Award 2016

Jul. 20, 2016

Arts Midwest is excited to introduce the recipient of the 2016 David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund Award: Congratulations to Michelle Gress of Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

This award provides an opportunity for Michelle to attend the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We look forward to introducing her to our colleagues at this event in September!

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July 2016 Spotlight: Overture Center for the Arts + Companhia Urbana de Danca

Jul. 13, 2016

Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI presented Companhia Urbana de Danca in April 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance, a post-performance Q&A, Student performances, and a masterclass.

Founded in 2005, Companhia Urbana de Danca (“Companhia”) is an ensemble of Brazilian street performers working to foster the human experience through dance. Artistic...

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