For Arts Midwest, as for so many others, 2021 was a year of change.
Disruptions brought on by the pandemic continued to impact our communities and our programs. At Arts Midwest, we deepened our commitment to helping our region recover, disbursing more than $3 million in direct relief aid to Midwest creative organizations on top of our normal granting initiatives. In November 2021, we welcomed a new Board Chair, and in March 2022, we moved into new offices in our hometown of Minneapolis.
In what was perhaps the biggest change of all, Arts Midwest, along with our five sister Regional Arts Organizations, received a historic gift from MacKenzie Scott in June of 2021. We were honored and grateful to be among the 286 recipients of Ms. Scott’s generosity.
Throughout all of these changes, Arts Midwest has not wavered in our commitment to creativity in the Midwest and beyond. In our 2021-22 Annual Report, you’ll read about key accomplishments from the past year: the grants we’ve awarded to bolster organizations across our region, the artist residencies we’ve produced that brought people together virtually and in person, and the stories we shared that highlight the creative work taking place in Midwestern communities.
Along the way, we’ve been supported by strong partners, donors, advisors, and constituents. They’ve shared their ideas, resources, and feedback to support us in advancing creativity. We are grateful to them, and we are grateful to you.
| Torrie Allen |
President & CEO
| Brian Tiemann |
Design by Nüpolitan (Fargo, ND)
Thank you to our partners and supporters
Government + State Arts Agencies
Corporations + Foundations
July 1, 2020 – present
|Jessica Abbazio||Clay and Sandy Haapala||Ailithir McGill||Laura Ross|
|Veronica Ahern||Ken and Catherine Haarstad||Barbara McLaughlin, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin||Sara Rowley|
|Torrie Allen||Lindsay Hanson||Rene and Christoph Meyer-Grimberg||Jeff Rundgren|
|Anonymous, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin||Matthew Harris||Miah and Jonathan Michaelsen||Omari Rush|
|Donald Balfour||Janet Herman Barlow||Joel Mintzer and Heidi Schneider||Sandra Schoeder|
|Julia Barlow, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin||Stan and Jane Hooper||Bonnie Monte||MacKenzie Scott|
|Catherine Barnett||Alana Horton||Gretta Mosser||Dana Setterholm and Antonio Spargo|
|Alan Becker||Kendra Whitlock Ingram||Daniel Murphy||Emily Stiehl|
|Ananda Bena-Weber||Yumi Inomata and Karl H. Nilsson||Chaitra Nagaraja||Kitty Strauss and Dick Rosenthal|
|Rebecca Biderman||Gina Kastel||Jan Newcomb||Nicodemus Taranovsky and Sharon Preves|
|Emma Bohmann||Sylvia Kaufman||Alexandra Nicholis Coon||Tammy Tesky Ausen, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin|
|Brian and Kaija Bonde||Moira Keane and Thomas L. Romens||Jenny Palmer||George Tzougros|
|John Bracey||Jill and Bill Klanderman||Michael Pangburn||Terri and Michael Uline|
|Chelsea Brown||Chad Klochko||Adam Perry||Michael Vinson|
|Peter Capell||Melissa Koprek, in honor of Emily and Marcus Wicker||Andre and Amanda Perry||Jan Virgin|
|Terrence A. Chin-Loy, in honor of Margaret Skoglund||Melissa Koprek, in honor of Erin Cramer||Jasper Person||Gregory Volan and Katarina Topalov|
|Tom Clareson||Melissa Koprek, in honor of the Skaja Family||Mary Pickard||Saymoukda Vongsay, in memory of Sanouthith Vongsay|
|Nina Clark||Melissa Koprek, in honor of Mark and Kim Skaja||Rhoda Pierce||Robert Wagner|
|Alex Cousins||Kimberly Koran, in honor of Kayla Murphy||Ashwini Ramaswamy||Stanley Wai and Gayle A. Jorgens|
|Dionne Custer Edwards||Andi Larsen and Bill Youmans||Leslie Rapp||Melissa Wales|
|Steve Duchrow||Megan Laudenschlager||Jane and John Rasmussen||Matthew Wallace|
|Craig Dunn, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin||Daniel Lawrence||Clara Reed||Alison Watson|
|Marlene Feldman, in honor of Rebecca Biderman||Patti Liberatore, in honor of David Fraher||Jeffrey Reinhart||Jan Webb|
|Ken and Penny Fischer||Marc Lyon||Jonathan Riehle and Angela M. Bohmann||Anya Wilkening|
|David Fraher||Emily Maltz and Jean-Michel Artigaud, in memory of Colleen McLaughlin||Barbara Robinson||Sally Windle|
|Brian Goesl||Kymm and Ivan Martinez||Betsy Roder||Pernille Wollan|
|Emily Gutknecht||David Mayeri||Anne Romens and Christopher Hill||Sandi Clark|