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Are you looking to attend the Arts Midwest Conference, but have a financial barrier? You may be eligible for a scholarship.

Arts Midwest Presenter Scholarships

Presenter scholarships include full registration and up to two nights stay at a Conference hotel. Scholarship applications will open with Conference registration.

You’re eligible for a Presenter Scholarship if:

  • You are a Midwest presenter….
    • Applicants must represent a presenting organization (i.e., an organization that books artists to perform in its venue/venues) located in Arts Midwest’s nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
  • Working at a tax-exempt organization….
    • Scholarship applicants must provide official documentation of the organization’s federal tax-exempt status (not state): 501©(3) determination letter or, if your organization is a unit of state, local, or tribal government, official documentation from that unit of government.
  • That has not received a Conference scholarship in the last four years.
    • You must represent an organization that has not had a representative receive any Arts Midwest Conference scholarship within the last four years (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016).

State arts agencies + other regional organizations

Many state and regional arts agencies offer scholarships or grants for travel or professional development. Contact your agency directly to see if funds are available.

Please note: scholarships may not be combined with Conference discounts or other scholarships. Presenter Scholarship recipients are responsible for any optional add-on registration fees beyond the standard full registration.