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Celebrating a Year of Midwestern Creativity 

A collage of colorful images of people painting, dancing, acting, foraging, and taking a photo.
Clockwise from top: A NEA Big Read event in Santa Ana, California; Dani Tippmann foraging in Indiana; a dancer at a Two Spirit Pow Wow in Rapid City South Dakota; a young person contributes to a mural in Bismark, North Dakota; actors perform Shakespeare in Milwaukee, WI; and a cast poses for a photo in Orinda, California.

Explore Fiscal Year 2023 at Arts Midwest, made possible by the creativity of our community.

Last December, Arts Midwest announced our new strategy frame—reaffirming our commitment to Midwestern creativity, and to supporting, informing, and celebrating the Midwest. 

Since then, we’ve worked with our partners and community to put our mission and vision into action. In Fiscal Year 2023, our programs and services reached 354,262 people in 140 Midwestern communities. We also made $2,527,146 in grants to 259 Midwestern organizations. Our grantees have conducted residencies for Native artists and culture bearers; held a performance series featuring formerly-incarcerated artists; presented a musical based on a true story about a gay biker gang; and much, much more.

  • 354,262

    People Reached

  • 140

    Midwestern Communities Served

  • $2,527,146


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Explore 2023 Grantees

Explore recent Arts Midwest grantees and award recipients in our filterable database.

Grantee Database

Musicians perform for a group of students.
Photo Credit: Iva Ugrcic

Thank you!

None of this work would be possible without the incredible support of our partners, funders, donors, grantees, advisors, Board, staff, and constituents. We are so grateful for the creativity of our community. Thank you for joining us this year.

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