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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.

Pictoria Vark performing on the Bravo Stage with her band.
Photo by: Mia McGill

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.

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Photo by: Chase Castor

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.

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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.

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A group of Black dancers in a dance classroom crouch low to the ground with arms extended at an angle
Photo by: DANCECleveland
Choreographer Stephen Petronio leads a workshop for 25 high school students at the Cleveland School of the Art as part of a Fall 2022 GIG Fund activity.

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.

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Photo by: La Luz Centro Cultural
Youth and community members gather at Dia de Los Muertos cultural celebration held at La Luz Centro Cultural in November of 2022.

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