A Year of Resilience
In 2020, Arts Midwest celebrated its 35th anniversary. For 35 years, we have served artists, audiences, and arts organizations across our region and beyond. We have produced tours and exhibitions, supported arts leaders, and brought communities together to experience creativity.
We reached this anniversary milestone in a year that was like no other in our history. Communities across the world are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts organizations and artists have been deeply impacted by shuttered venues, travel restrictions, and social distancing. And in May of 2020, the city of Minneapolis, where Arts Midwest is headquartered, became the epicenter of a long- overdue racial justice awakening catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd in the hands of the police.
The work needed to rebuild and renew the creative sector is humbling. Yet the resilience of our region inspires us in this time of unprecedented difficulty. People are drawing on art and creativity to heal, connect, and move forward.
Strong communities need strong partners. For this recovery to succeed, we must work together to renew and rebuild. Arts Midwest is committed to supporting a creative and equitable Midwest – now and for the next 35 years.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
President & CEO