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2020-21 Grantees

The Touring Fund is a core program of Arts Midwest that connects people across the Midwest to dance, music, and theater performances. Midwestern presenting organizations can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to offset the costs of bringing high-quality touring art to their communities. In 2020-21, the Arts Midwest Touring Fund will support 155 engagements across nine states.

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OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Ames Town and Gown Ames $1,540
Artisan’s Sanctuary Marion $629
Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs $2,100
Civic Music Association Des Moines $2,800
Des Moines Performing Arts Des Moines $2,800
Friends of the Art Center Waterloo $516
George Daily Auditorium Oskaloosa $910
Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa Iowa City $2,100
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo $630
Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque Dubuque $2,800
Iowa State Center at Iowa State University Ames $2,800
Live On Stage Marshalltown Marshalltown $1,535
Luther College Center Stage Series Decorah $1,722
North Iowa Area Community College Performing Arts and Leadership Series Mason City $2,100
Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra Sioux Center $735
Warren Cultural Center Greenfield $500
The Wilson Performing Arts Center Red Oak $840



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Arts & Issues Series at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $1,000
Auditorium Theatre Chicago $4,000
Bureau of Cultural Affairs at Western Illinois University Macomb $3,500
Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University University Park $4,000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago $4,000
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Chicago $4,000
Dominican University Performing Arts Center River Forest $2,600
Elgin Community College Arts Center Elgin $4,000
Experimental Sound Studio Chicago $1,000
Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills $4,000
Friends of Casavant 3062 La Grange Park $1,000
Gorton Community Center Lake Forest $2,000
Harris Theater for Music and Dance Chicago $4,000
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University Lebanon $3,400
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Urbana $4,000
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage Glen Ellyn $4,000
Paris Center of Fine Arts Paris $2,000
Quad City Arts Rock Island $4,000
UChicago Presents at The University of Chicago Chicago $2,600
UIS Performing Arts Center Springfield $3,100



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Arts Place Portland $1,200
Civic Hall Performing Arts Center Richmond $4,000
DePauw University School of Music Greencastle $1,400
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Indianapolis $2,000
Embassy Theatre Fort Wayne $2,350
Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis Carmel $2,350
Hatfield Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute $3,500
The Honeywell Center Wabash $4,000
Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective Indianapolis $1,000
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Indianapolis $2,300
IU Auditorium Bloomington $4,000
Jacobs School of Music at the Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington $4,000
Jasper Community Arts Jasper $1,000
MidWay Music Speaks Bloomington $1,700
Richmond Shakespeare Festival Richmond $1,500
Wabash College Visiting Artists Series Crawfordsville $2,600



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Adrian Symphony Orchestra Adrian $2,000
Ann Arbor Film Festival Ann Arbor $2,000
Calumet Theatre Calumet $2,000
College of Music at Michigan State University East Lansing $2,000
Concordia University – Ann Arbor Ann Arbor $4,000
Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City $3,000
Detroit Jazz Fest Harper Woods $3,000
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Kalamazoo $4,000
Great Lakes Center for the Arts Bay Harbor $4,000
Interlochen Center for the Arts Interlochen $3,000
Arts Center Sault Sainte Marie $4,000
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts at Macomb Community College Clinton Township $4,000
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor $3,000
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Kalamazoo $2,500
Michigan Opera Theatre Detroit $4,000
Midland Center for the Arts Midland $4,000
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts Manistee $2,500
Sturges-Young Center for the Arts Sturgis $2,000
UMS Ann Arbor $4,000
Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University East Lansing $3,000
White Lake Chamber Music Festival Montague $2,000
The Whiting Flint $4,000



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Augsburg University Minneapolis $3,500
A Center for the Arts Fergus Falls $1,625
City of Rochester Music Department Rochester $3,500
Clearbrook-Gonvick School District Clearbrook $590
Fine Arts Programming at College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph $3,500
Saint John’s University 6.30.2017 Complied.pdf Collegeville $3,000
Historic Holmes Theatre Detroit Lakes $1,600
ISD #314 Braham Area Schools Braham $987
Lakes Area Music Festival Brainerd $3,500
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center Grand Rapids $2,000
Northrop at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis $3,500
Paramount Center for the Arts St. Cloud $750
Performing Arts Series at Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead $2,400
Schubert Club Saint Paul $3,500
Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts Red Wing $3,000
VocalEssence Minneapolis $1,000
Zeitgeist Saint Paul $500


North Dakota

OrganizationCityGrant Amount
African Arts Arena Grand Forks $3,000
The Arts Center Jamestown $1,638
Minot Area Council of the Arts Minot $1,638
North Dakota Museum of Art Grand Forks $4,000
Northern Lights Arts Council Wales $1,638
Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park Bismarck $3,000



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Cincinnati Arts Association Cincinnati $1,000
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cincinnati $2,000
DANCECleveland Cleveland $4,000
Darke County Center for the Arts Greenville $2,500
Dayton Live Dayton $4,000
Denison University Vail Series Granville $4,000
Early Music in Columbus Columbus $1,800
Jazz Arts Group Columbus $1,875
Kingdom Works Music Celebration Columbus $4,000
The Lakeside Association Lakeside $1,500
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center Foundation Lima $3,500
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Findlay $1,500
The Midland Theatre Newark $1,400
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Cleveland $640
Niswonger Performing Arts Center Van Wert $4,000
Ohio University Performing Arts Series Athens $4,000
Pemberville Opera House Pemberville $700
Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia $3,100
Playhouse Square Cleveland $4,000
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $1,480
Stuart’s Opera House Nelsonville $600
Tri-C Performing Arts Cleveland $4,000
Tuesday Musical Akron $4,000
VIVO Music Festival Columbus $1,500
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus $4,000
Youngstown Playhouse Youngstown $625


South Dakota

OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Aberdeen Area Arts Council Aberdeen $1,100
Britton Community Theatre Britton $630
Brookings Chamber Music Society Brookings $1,100
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills Rapid City $4,000
Levitt at the Falls Sioux Falls $1,700
Matthews Opera House and Arts Center Spearfish $1,200
Rushmore Music Festival Rapid City $2,750
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Sioux Falls $4,000



OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Aurora University – Music by the Lake Series Williams Bay $4,000
Big Top Chautauqua Washburn $1,050
Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation Lac du Flambeau $1,000
Early Music Now Milwaukee $952
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Appleton $2,800
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Music Department Galesville $1,260
The Grand Oshkosh Oshkosh $840
The Grand Theater Wausau $2,800
Heyde Center for the Arts Chippewa Falls $1,120
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan $1,846
Lakeland Performing Arts Association Woodruff $1,190
Lawrence Conservatory of Music Appleton $1,863
Marcus Performing Arts Center Milwaukee $2,800
Melharmony Foundation Middleton $2,660
Overture Center for the Arts Madison $2,800
Pablo Center at the Confluence Eau Claire $2,240
Philadelphia Community Farm Osceola $2,800
Schauer Arts Center Hartford $2,240
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield $2,800
Thrasher Opera House Green Lake $1,120
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center La Crosse $2,800
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay $500
Young Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater $1,190