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Arts Midwest is committed to Midwestern communities, large and small, through grantmaking, creative programming, and leadership training. Our programs reach more than half a million people annually. To learn more about our current grant opportunities, please visit our grants page.

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Arts Midwest Conference

The Arts Midwest Conference is on pause. An independent coalition has come together to form the Midwest Arts Xpo, a new and reimagined booking and presenting conference focused on America’s heartland.

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Community Creativity Cohort

Making art central to problem solving on more issues in more communities all around our region.

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Creating Connection

Working with organizations and communities to help make creative expression, arts, and culture a recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life.

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We the Many

Seeking to expand the understanding of what it means to be a Midwesterner through the creative exchange of voices, cultures, and ideas.

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World Fest

Connecting Midwestern communities to international musicians to foster an understanding of and appreciation for global uniqueness and differences.

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Explore our past programs and activities here.