Each year, Arts Midwest presents high-quality artists selected from a pool of national and international applicants during two Spotlight Showcase events. Past showcases have featured dance, music, theater, variety, and family programming and have ranged from large ensembles to solo artists. An integral part of the Conference, the panel-selected artists and ensembles each present a 15-minute performance.
Spotlight Showcases provide artists with a forum for presenting work to a large audience in a professional setting, gaining mainstage exposure to potential presenters. All registered Conference attendees have access to the Spotlight Showcases, letting attendees experience a wide range of performances.