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Communities + Artists

We the Many funds artist residencies in rural areas to help challenge and expand the idea of what it means to be a Midwesterner through the creative exchange of voices, cultures, and ideas.


Community Partners

Three organizations were selected by Arts Midwest, in partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, and South Dakota Arts Council, to participate in the pilot phase.

We the Many Community Partners

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Art on the Prairie

Perry, IA

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Sisseton Arts Council

Sisseton, SD

Honeywell Foundation

Wabash, IN


Selected Artists

Each community chose their featured artist after deep community conversations.

We the Many Selected Artists

Erik Dominguez

Perry, IA

Alex Barreto Hathaway

Sisseton, SD

Ana Velazquez

Wabash, IN