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December 2016 Spotlight: DANCECleveland + Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Dec. 19, 2016

DANCECleveland in Cleveland, Ohio presented Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in October 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and a series of masterclasses.

DANCECleveland curates dance series that bring world-renown dance companies to northeast Ohio for performances, masterclasses, educational residencies, and lectures....

November 2016 Spotlight: Calumet Theatre Company + Phil Dirt & the Dozers

Nov. 15, 2016

Calumet Theatre in Calumet, Michigan presented Phil Dirt & the Dozers in August 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and a meet & greet reception.

Calumet Theatre mission states they are committed to offering a quality entertainment experience that provides diverse cultural and artistic opportunities while preserving the historic character of the Calumet Theatre. The...

Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit

Oct. 20, 2016

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the Next Generation: Rural Creative Placemaking Summit at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Hosted by the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) and Art of the Rural, the inaugural conference brought together artists, policy leaders, community builders, and...

October 2016 Spotlight: The Morton Arboretum + TigerLion Arts

Oct. 15, 2016

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois presented TigerLion Arts in July 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured multiple performances, including ASL-Interpenetrated performances, workshops and post-show question and answer sessions.

The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso...

New investments will help make arts, culture, and creativity a recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life

Oct. 12, 2016

Arts Midwest is thrilled to share two new grants for our Creating Connection initiative: $900,000 from Massachusetts-based Barr Foundation and $60,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board. These generous funds will support our efforts with Creating Connection, a social change effort designed to advance appreciation and expectation of arts, culture, and creative expression in our everyday lives...

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