EIN 41-1000424

Arts Midwest Incorporated

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Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.
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Arts Midwest
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Program areas at Arts Midwest Incorporated

Regional Initiatives: Arts Midwest's regional initiatives include services that support artists, arts leaders, and arts organizations in the Midwest region. Efforts include giving grants to arts organizations through the the American Rescue Plan and in partnership with the City of Minneapolis; support to projects and partners in the Midwest; service to our member State Arts Agencies, and a new effort to support storytelling and research around the Midwest's creative sector.
Literary Arts: Arts Midwest manages NEA Big Read on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA Big Read provides support to organizations that bring communities together to read and discuss a book. Participating organizations receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, and educational and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement. In 2022-2023, we awarded more than $1 million to 62 organizations in 32 states plus Puerto Rico to conduct NEA Big Read events.
Performing Arts: Arts Midwest's performing arts programs connect artists to audiences in the Midwest and nationally. In FY23, our efforts primarily focused on GIG Fund, World Fest, Shakespeare in American Communities and We the Many.GIG Fund provides grants to arts organizations in our region for performances and community events with artists. Through the 2022-2023 cycle, we awarded more than $687,000 to organizations across the Midwest.World Fest connects rural Midwestern communities to world cultures through week-long residencies with global performers. In 2022-2023, we toured three bands, Pamuya, Okaidja Afroso, and Okra Playground to nine communities in the Midwest.Arts Midwest manages Shakespeare in American Communities on behalf of the National Edowment for the Arts. During the 2022-2023 program cycle, we made $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies from 25 states and the District of Columbia to present productions of Shakespeare plays and related educational activities to middle and high school students. In addition, Arts Midwest made nine grants to organizations providing Shakespeare programming for young people in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.Through We the Many, we work with rural communities to co-create performing arts residencies. These residencies help Midwesterners understand and appreciate the power of creativity in their communities. They also invite conversation on how to create welcoming spaces for new voices. In 2022-2023, we partnered with organizations in Mandan, ND, Hampton, IA, and Northwest Indiana.
Learning Initiative:Arts Midwest provides arts leaders opportunities to come together and explore new ideas, deepen their strategic practices, and build new skills and relationships.From 2019-2023, Arts Midwest served as operating partner for the Bush Foundation's Community Creativity Cohort Program, is a cohort of 40 organizations across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Native nations that share that geography. The cohort focused on helping organizations increase their capacity to make art and culture central to problem solving.Arts Midwest also provided virtual resources and training support through our new ideas hub, an online toolkit of curriculum and training materials for arts administrators . In 2022, Arts Midwest partnered with New Bedford Creative in New Bedford, MA, to bring our creating connection training and support to artists and arts organizations in that community.

Grants made by Arts Midwest Incorporated

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Heartland Performing ArtsMackenzie Scott$125,000
La Luz HispanaWe the Many$100,000
For the Love of the ArtsWe the Many$100,000
...and 145 more grants made totalling $3,124,730

Who funds Arts Midwest Incorporated

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Wallace FoundationTo Fund A Broader Group of Smaller Arts Organizations By Re-Granting Through Intermediaries.$2,000,000
The Chicago Community TrustTo Support the Creativity News Desk, Creating An Emphasis on Rural and Indigenous Communities.$195,000
Margaret A Cargill FoundationScandinavian Ensemble Tours in the Midwest$50,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at Arts Midwest Incorporated

Torrie AllenPresident and Chief Executive Officer$205,537
Katelyn ShehuChief Financial Officer
Emily AndersonChief Administrative Officer
Anne RomensVice President$122,818
Ellen MuellerDirector of Programs
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for Arts Midwest Incorporated

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,862,333
Program services$372,594
Investment income and dividends$192,879
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-399,764
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,028,042

Form 990s for Arts Midwest Incorporated

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-11-21990View PDF
2022-062023-01-25990View PDF
2021-062021-11-11990View PDF
2020-062021-04-05990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Silicon Valley CreatesSan Jose, CA$3,649,409
Allied ArtsOklahoma City, OK$4,223,136
Cultural Council for Palm Beach CountyLake Worth Beach, FL$4,742,344
Arts in StarkCanton, OH$3,178,002
Lower Manhattan Cultural CouncilNew York, NY$5,022,154
Arts Council OkcOklahoma City, OK$3,611,101
Data update history
April 19, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
April 18, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
January 12, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
December 31, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from The Wallace Foundation
December 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $195,000 from The Chicago Community Trust
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Provides grantsNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
3033 Excelsior Blvd 380
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Hennepin County, MN
Website URL
(612) 341-0755
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
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