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Arts Midwest Reports a Strong Return on Member States' Investments

A group of women participating in a traditional West African drum and dance performance.
Photo Credit: TeMaTe Institute
Ayodele Drum & Dance performing at TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture concert in Detroit, supported by the GIG Fund.

Arts Midwest invested more than $3 million in Midwestern creativity in fiscal year 2022. Read all about it in our Return on Investment Reports.

Today, Arts Midwest shared the return on investment results of our fiscal year 2022 activities with our nine member State Arts Agencies. Each year, we strategically leverage state, federal, and private funds to provide a positive return — delivering grants, programs, and other services to communities across the region.

This year, our nine member states invested $364,345 in Arts Midwest. We turned that investment into more than $3,029,741 worth of programs and services for the people in our partner states. That’s a return on investment of 732%.

All told, our activities reached more than 166,350 people in more than 304 communities across our region.

A map graphic showing a large return on investment to each Midwestern state.
Each Midwestern state received significant investment in FY2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022)

“We are grateful for our partnership with the Midwest State Arts Agencies, and are proud to have leveraged their investments to support, inform, and celebrate Midwestern creativity across our region,” said Torrie Allen, President & CEO of Arts Midwest. “Together, we are building unprecedented opportunity across the Midwest by advancing creativity.”

If you want to learn more about our partnership with each state in fiscal year 2022, we invite you to download the report PDFs below.

StateArts Midwest InvestmentState DuesROIReport
Illinois$318,716$66,200381%Download the PDF
Indiana$241,576$38,825522%Download the PDF
Iowa$187,026$25,000648%Download the PDF
Michigan$311,428$70,000345%Download the PDF
Minnesota$687,310$34,6201885%Download the PDF
North Dakota$320,024$14,9122047%Download the PDF
Ohio$420,115$62,242575%Download the PDF
South Dakota$335,290$16,1981970%Download the PDF
Wisconsin$208,075$36,348472%Download the PDF

Learn more about Arts Midwest’s 35+ year history working with our region’s State Arts Agencies.