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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 throughout the Midwest and around the world.

Current Programs & Activities

  • ArtsLab : leadership training for arts organizations
  • CARES Act Grants : COVID-19 relief funding distributed as part of the CARES act
  • Conference : performing arts booking and education conference
  • Folkefest : Nordic musicians in Midwestern towns
  • Touring Fund : support for performing arts activities across the Midwest
  • World Fest : Midwest residencies with global musicians

Past Programs & Activities

  • Dessa in China : brought Midwestern musician Dessa to China for workshops and performances
  • ARRA Grants : grants distributed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009