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Arts Midwest Reports Positive Return on Member States' Investments

by Arts Midwest

Two individuals painting a section of a mural on a brick wall
Photo Credit: Mary Anne Quiroz
Young people add to a mural by Pablo Kalaka at Indigenous Roots Cultural Center as part of a GIG Fund activity.

Arts Midwest invested more than $2.8 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 2023 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 $2,876,388 worth of programs and services for the people in our partner states.

All told, our activities reached more than 354,262 people in more than 140 communities across our region.

A map of the Arts Midwest region showing dollar signs for each state's 2023 return on investment
StateArts Midwest InvestmentState DuesROIReport
Illinois$276,670$66,200318%Download the PDF
Indiana$401,772$38,825935%Download the PDF
Iowa$370,160$25,0001381%Download the PDF
Michigan$319,440$70,000356%Download the PDF
Minnesota$320,560$34,620826%Download the PDF
North Dakota$324,429$14,9122076%Download the PDF
Ohio$423.985$62,242581%Download the PDF
South Dakota$155,301$16,198859%Download the PDF
Wisconsin$284,072$36,348682%Download the PDF
Total$2,876,388$364,345689%

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


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