News & Events

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!


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...

June 2016 Spotlight: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts + Aquila Theatre Company

Jun. 16, 2016

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, MI presented Aquila Theatre Company in March 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and pre- and post-performance discussions between the students and the actors.

The Macomb Center brings world-class entertainment to Southeast Michigan and is a center for education and enrichment. Their mission is to enhance and enrich the cultural...

Native artists share music and culture in Harbin, China

Jun. 08, 2016

Young children on stage with a large bird puppet
Gene Tagaban performs an interactive Raven Dance at the Harbin Children’s Palace in Harbin, China. Photo by Stephen Manuszak.

Arts Midwest recently toured three Native American artists to Northeastern China as part of our...

Recognizing staff leadership

May. 27, 2016

One thing that makes Arts Midwest great is the talent and dedication of our staff.

We are thrilled to announce the following recent promotions, recognizing this group of leaders not only for their contributions to Arts Midwest, but also for the impact they are making regionally, nationally, and abroad.

Each member has contributed greatly in their own areas through grant making, finance, program development, fundraising, and infrastructure development. Please join us in congratulating...