Mia McGill (she/her and they/them) has been working at Arts Midwest since 2021, and is a Communications Specialist. Before that, she worked with various arts nonprofits as a communications strategist and event coordinator.
At Arts Midwest, Mia spends her days writing press releases, designing graphics, and creating content for Arts Midwest’s website and social media channels. She also works with the Programs and Grants teams to collaborate on promotional campaigns for initiatives like the GIG Fund, World Fest, and NEA Big Read, among others. She does this using her skills in design, copywriting, and promotional strategy that she gained in her time at nonprofits including Fredericksburg All Ages and the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. Mia’s contributions to Arts Midwest include her implementation of the first comprehensive video campaign for the NEA Big Read in 2021.
Some of the content Mia has created for Arts Midwest includes:
The most common questions Mia gets asked about her work are:
What do you want to see Arts Midwest doing in its comms strategy next?
Become social media influencers! Once I get our staff to learn a Tik Tok dance, it’s game over.
Which other nonprofits do you draw inspiration from for graphics and strategy?
Right now, I’m totally obsessed with the work that Pollen does both on their website and social media!
Why should I follow Arts Midwest on social media?
You can still get updates on grants and programs from our website, but you can’t get my superb playlists anywhere else!
A little more about Mia:
Mia’s favorite Midwestern artist is writer Hanif Abdurraqib—she’s never able to put his books down and was recently moved to tears by one of his Instagram captions. She is creatively energized by live music, Wawa hoagies, and the music of Ben Folds.
She’s very excited to expand partnerships with media organizations across the Midwest as part of Arts Midwest’s new storytelling initiatives.
When Mia isn’t working, she can be found photographing concerts, hosting bar trivia, and coaching high school quiz bowl.