What We Learned: Creating Connection
November 30 2023
A reflection on our decade-long collaboration Creating Connection, highlighting the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in our efforts to build public support for arts and culture.
Announcing ArtsHERE: New Initiative Supports Increased Opportunities for Arts Participation
November 15 2023
Through grants of $65,000 to $130,000 and peer learning opportunities, this new national initiative invests in organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming.
Announcing the 2023-2024 NEA Big Read Communities
June 14 2023
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, is pleased to announce grants to 62 nonprofit organizations to hold NEA Big Read programming in 2023-2024.
Arts Midwest and Midwest State Arts Agencies Connect with Federal Agencies in Washington, D.C.
May 30 2023
Arts Midwest and the nine Midwest State Arts Agencies were incredibly inspired by conversations and connections in Washington, D.C., about how we might build new partnerships across federal government.
Strengthening Community, One Love Letter at a Time
March 14 2023
Step aside, Paris: New Bedford, Massachusetts is the new city of love. Residents created a city-wide letter-writing campaign that inspired an internationally successful documentary.
Storytelling in Puerto Rico
February 26 2019
Universidad Ana G. Méndez hosted an NEA Big Read featuring Julia Alvarez’s novel, In the Time of the Butterflies. Through conversations and events with the author, the community of Gurabo,...