News & Events

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...

September 2016 Spotlight: Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts + River Raisin Ragtime Revue

Sep. 14, 2016

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw, Indiana presented River Raisin Ragtime Revue in July 2016

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and a community outreach program shared the story of ragtime music and acquainted the audience with ragtime instruments.

Wagon Wheel Centre for the Arts, is well-known for high quality professional theatrical productions and concerts. Since...

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....