News & Events

Lessons in learning

Feb. 15, 2017

By Ken Carlson, Senior Program Director, Arts Midwest

Students learn a traditional Yunnanese dance from an artist during a workshop in a school gymnasium
Students in Sisseton, Ohio, joining Arts Midwest World Fest ensemble member, Fu Te of Shanren, in a traditional Yunnanese dance....

Arts Midwest at the South Dakota Governor's Awards in the Arts

Feb. 07, 2017

South Dakota Governor's Awards in the Art 2017
Featured artwork “Abstraction After Wakapana”, Oscar Howe, 1973, courtesy of the Oscar Howe Family

Arts Midwest is excited to attend the South Dakota Governor’s Awards in the Arts this year.


The future of arts leadership

Jan. 26, 2017

by Colleen McLaughlin

Too often, I find myself sitting behind my desk or in meetings and not taking the opportunity to experience my own organization’s programming. Sound familiar?

Last weekend, I made an exception to attend ArtsLab final meeting of a peer learning community for 10 performing arts organizations in the Twin Cities metro area.

ArtsLab presenter and well-known facilitator Mai Moua led discussions and...

Join us for an evening of enchanting Mongolian music in Minneapolis

Jan. 18, 2017

Anda Union will perform at The Cedar on February 9, 2017

nine musicians post with traditional Mongolian instruments and dress with landscape background
Anda Union, photo by Delger.

We are excited to announce Arts Midwest World Fest ensemble Anda Union will perform at...

January 2017 Spotlight: Sisseton Arts Council + Thodos Dance Chicago

Jan. 06, 2017

Sisseton Arts Council in Sisseton, South Dakota presented Thodos Dance Chicago in November 2016.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund supported engagement featured a public performance and workshops showcasing different styles of dance, including traditional Dakota dances.

“Thodos Dance Chicago was the perfect company to introduce professional dance to our small, rural community. People could relate easily to the story line of “A Light in...