In September 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) began a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary. As a regional arts organization, Arts Midwest not only receives significant funding from the NEA, but is also a primary partner in the management of its national initiatives, The Big Read and Shakespeare in American Communities. In order to honor this landmark anniversary, Arts Midwest produced a short video highlighting our work in the region, our partnership with the NEA, and what the arts means to us all.
Each state arts agency produced their own video as well. You can view them all at arts.gov/50th/stories