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About the Conference

The Arts Midwest Conference brings together a community of arts professionals who create, present, and tour performances to audiences across the Midwest and beyond.


Who should attend and why?

Performing artists/ensembles, who seek bookings for touring at the state, regional, and/or national level will have the opportunity to connect with presenters.

Artist managers, agents, and producers who seek bookings for touring at the state, regional, and/or national level will have the opportunity to connect with presenters.

Presenting organizations — those who book artists to perform at their venue(s) — will have multiple opportunities to discover performing artists from all disciplines. The conference offers networking and business opportunities for organizations of all sizes, including volunteer operations and major performing arts centers.

Service organizations can connect with constituents, present information on programs and funding opportunities, and conduct organizational business. Some service organizations also attend so they can promote touring artists from their service area.

College students at the undergraduate and graduate level are invited to connect with peers during networking hours and attend professional development sessions to gain industry knowledge.


What can attendees expect?

Showcases provide artists with a forum to present their work to Conference attendees with the goal of connecting with presenting organizations and planting the seeds for future collaborations.

Choose from a variety of sessions to learn new skills, discover innovative ideas, and deepen your connections with colleagues.

Access an enormous range of performing artists to discover new booking opportunities and meet one-on-one. Utilize Boomset’s robust search functionality to match and make connections.

Intentionally crafted peer-to-peer conversations encourage real time connections that help attendees meet new people and understand how they can engage with and support each other’s work.



The Arts Midwest Conference is proud to participate in the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC), along with the organizations listed below. Our annual performing arts conferences are your marketplace, with networking, business, and professional development opportunities for artists, managers, agents, and presenters. Each convening strives to be accessible and valuable to professionals at different stages of their careers; to connect presenters and artists, managers, and agents together to bring quality performances to communities across the country; to provide professional development through mentoring, networking, and formal curricula; and to celebrate and experience the live performing arts.