Amplifying Midwestern Creativity
Arts Midwest supports, informs, and celebrates arts organizations and creative communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, the Native Nations that share this geography, and beyond.
Joyful, loud, and Midwest proud
Announcing the 2023-24 Shakespeare in American Communities Grantees
June 1 2023
49 organizations across the country are receiving over $1.16 million in grants to bring the works of Shakespeare to youth in schools and the juvenile justice system.
Art as a Catalyst: Indigenous Expressions in North Dakota
May 31 2023
The Sacred Pipe Resource Center, a Native community center in Mandan, North Dakota, empowers Native artists to become catalysts for change to help heal their communities.
Pathways on the Jazz Road: An Artistic Career Workshop
May 31 2023
Learn strategies from working jazz musicians across the nation to enhance and build your career September 23rd in Minneapolis.
Grant Opportunities and Programs
We support efforts that connect people, ideas, and solutions through creativity. Learn more about our grantmaking initiatives and our community programming.
Midwest Award for Artists with Disabilities
The Midwest Award for Artists with Disabilities is a new $3,000 award that recognizes disabled visual artists, celebrates their efforts, and encourages their future work.Learn More
Filling the Well Returns with New Episodes
Expand your understanding of creativity by hearing from rural and Indigenous artists in new episodes of our Filling the Well podcast.Listen Now
Write For Us
Arts Midwest has a new multimedia storytelling initiative that celebrates arts, creativity, and culture in our region. If you are a creative invested in your community, the region, and its peoples, fill out the form below and help us kick off this exciting initiative.Learn More
Living Commitment to Native Nations
Native Nations and Indigenous people are still here and will be here beyond the boundaries of time and politics. Native people, Native land, Native history, and Native futures are essential and intrinsic to the region that is now called the Midwest.Read Our Commitment