Amplifying the power of 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
Cross-Cultural Exchange: Inuit Music in the Midwest
Mar. 29. 2023
The music of Alaskan ensemble Pamyua moved communities in rural Wisconsin and Michigan, creating “one-in-a-lifetime” moments of connection, collaboration and curiosity.
For the Community, by the Community: Mizna and Masrah
Feb. 28. 2023
Rejecting the erasure of Arab culture and artistry, these Midwestern organizations implore artists they work with to come as their full selves.
Over 100 Years in the Making: The Lakota Song Repatriation Project
Dec. 12. 2022
An act of preservation in 1911 made way for this living project that reclaims Lakota culture, knowledge and religious freedom.
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.
Call for Creatives
Arts Midwest is launching 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
Meet the Spring 2023 GIG Fund Recipients
100 organizations recently received a total of $400,000 as part of the GIG Fund. These awards will support creative projects and educational events in Spring 2023, helping Midwestern organizations present artists in their community and offset the costs of programming and touring.Learn More
Announcing Phase Two of We the Many
Midwestern organizations Sacred Pipe Resource Center, For the Love of the Arts, and La Luz Centro Cultural are taking part in the second round of Arts Midwest’s community-based artist-in-residency program.Read More