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Arts Midwest Conference

The Arts Midwest Conference is a place for performing arts professionals who create, present, and tour performances across the Midwest and beyond to connect, learn, and celebrate the creativity that keeps us moving forward.

Current Opportunities

We’re now accepting engaging session proposals, speaker suggestions, and networking ideas for this year’s online gathering. We are seeking speakers that represent the diversity of lived experiences of our field and prioritizing session proposals that capture the most pressing issues facing our industry and can provide resources and inspiration to move our work into the future.


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Proposals are due June 14

The U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and Western Arts Alliance (WAA) are pleased to announce a virtual international showcase opportunity for performing artists. In this first round, PAD will select 10 artists to showcase virtually at this year’s Western Arts Alliance and Arts Midwest Conferences.


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Applications due: June 25, 2021.


Taking place online from September 17-22, 2021

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Arts Midwest Conference! Look forward to plenty of opportunities to connect with friends and colleagues, discover artists, engage in timely conversations, and celebrate the creativity that keeps us moving forward.

We’ll begin with a kick-off event the afternoon of Friday, September 17, with a few focused events over the weekend. The majority of programming will take place Monday, September 20 through Wednesday afternoon, September 22. We’ll be sharing more about the program in mid-June – stay tuned!


Why we’re going online: Read the full statement