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Creativity News Desk

Amplifying storytelling around Midwestern creativity.

A person folds a collection of ribbons, in hues of blues, greens and deep red, on top of a cutting table. Their hands are in focus in the photo as another set of hands helps them with the task. There are a set of ribbon spools far in the background.
Photo Credit: Jaida Grey Eagle

About the Creativity News Desk

The Creativity News Desk amplifies stories about the power of arts and creativity in the Midwest.

We commission stories from writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and podcasters.  We also support partnerships, grants, and learning opportunities for the media field.

We seek out stories that go beyond traditional arts coverage and celebrate creativity in all its forms. We are especially focused on stories of, by, and for Native communities, rural communities, and communities of color.

Check out how you can get involved below!

An initiative of Arts Midwest, the Creativity News Desk is generously supported by Builders Initiative. Builders Initiative is the philanthropic team of Builders Vision, an impact platform dedicated to supporting people and organizations building a more humane and healthy planet. Builders Initiative is a strategic philanthropy that includes grantmaking and impact investing.

Arts Midwest is also generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, Wisconsin Arts Board, 3M, Crane Group, and individual donors and partners.

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We are actively commissioning stories and videos. Pitch us your idea for a piece about Midwestern Creativity!

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A sculpture of the outline of a orange house, with a slab of mud within it. A group of people look at an artist as he explains the work.
Photo Credit: Adam Nantz

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A herd of brown and black cows graze outside during winter, with some snow on the ground.
Photo Credit: Leslie Damaso

Contact us about the Creativity News Desk

Reach out to Managing Editor Angela Zonunpari with questions.

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