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February 19, 2010

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February 19, 2010

Mauvais Sort came to Traverse City ,Michigan. They had workshops for students of all abilities. But the way they explained their music and the instruments they played was awesome to hear. The students that I brought to hear Mauvais Sort were quite disabled.. and the joy that these students got from listening to the music and the presentations was wonderful.Some students satill ask about them. The Midwest Art organization is the best kept secret for enriching lives. Whoever thought of this was a genius. Music and Art make life worth living.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the manner of taking students to experience different types of music that will enrich their lives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The groups that they choose are exemplary. They typify the exhilaration of what music and the arts can do to enrich the spirit.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Exceptional people. Truly dedicated to the enrichment of others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make music and the arts an integral part of each community music is the international language.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

Arts Midwest is a well-run organization which provides valuable programming and support to presenters, artists and agents throughout the region. I have attended the Midwest Arts Conference nearly every September since 2004. The conference is an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and connecting with artists and agents for future performances. Quad City Arts has received Performing Arts Fund grants from Arts Midwest for more than 10 years. This program helps us reach students of all ages and backgrounds through educational outreach performances by professional artists. We've also been a host site for the Midwest World Fest - an excellent opportunity to bring in international performing artists our rural and urban communities may otherwise never see. Arts Midwest staff is always friendly, knowledgable and energetic - we look forward to our continued partnerships in the future.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

excellent staff, well-run programs, valuable feedback and evaluations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very personable, always ready to help with suggestions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do even more great work!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 13, 2010

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February 13, 2010

The 2009 Midwest Arts Conference was one of my first encounters with Arts Midwest. However, I quickly learned how so much of what Arts Midwest does has great impact on my life in many realms: as a student of the arts, an arts patron, and a future arts administrator. The Arts Midwest staff took me under their wings and provided me with a wealth of knowledge and support. They truly have one of the hardest working teams of any arts organization I have encountered, and showed me that through working hard, asking questions, and having a little fun, I can achieve my goals in Arts Administration. The programming and support they provide is so valuable and helps not only organizations, but individuals like myself, achieve their goals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their Arts Learning Xchange programs and at the Midwest Arts Conference.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with leaders in Arts Administration.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

welcoming, friendly, gracious, and GREAT at their jobs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 12, 2010

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February 12, 2010

As the Executive Director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts I see first hand what an impact Arts Midwest makes across the region. Specifically, Arts Midwest World Fest allows rural communities to participate in rich global arts experiences, experiences that would normally be far too costly for rural North Dakota to afford. Arts Midwest is well recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its work with global projects, specifically music and literature. The NEA has repeatedly relied on Arts Midwest to manage national programs such as Shakespeare in America and The Big Read. The leadership of David Fraher and Susan Chandler is without equal. Their partnership is outstanding and has resulted in an organization and staff that the entire region is proud of.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

building stronger community arts programs and bringing greater attention to the similarities people of various cultures have.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be in a mess! I can't imagine any changes that I could make that would improve this exceptional organization!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to network with leaders in my field and experts in the arts/non-profit management field.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

intelligent, caring, thoughtful, and capable of achieving whatever they set out to do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund more regional workshops and trainings for the field in the Arts Midwest region...and give the creative Arts Midwest staff the opportunity to think REALLY BIG!

Ways to make it better...

I wasn't so busy with my own job and could focus on the opportunities offered through Arts Midwest board service. We hear from top consultants, but have little time for follow-up and further research into their ideas.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

changes in the direction of national programs and keeping a strong financial picture in tough economic times.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I sometimes wish I was on the staff of Arts Midwest instead of the board!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 12, 2010

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February 12, 2010

I realize that five stars means "far exceeds expectations" but after working with Arts Midwest for more than five years I came to expect nothing less than exemplary execution of any and all projects. As the former Director of Communications at the National Endowment for the Arts, I can attest first-hand to the professionalism, dedication, and expertise of Arts Midwest. We could not have asked for a better partner in multiple artistic programs of artistic excellence with democratic reach that benefited all corners of the country.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

multiple national initiatives developed by the National Endowment for the Arts that reached hundreds of thousands of people, giving them first rate experiences with live theatre, jazz performance, and great literature.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

From where I stood, everything worked very well, but perhaps they could use a couple more people on staff -- the workload is tremendous, and though they always come through, I'm sure it couldn't hurt to have some extra help.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The can-do attitude and vision of both its leadership and staff. Everyone involved with Arts Midwest is professional and efficient as well as deeply invested in bringing the transformative power of the arts to as many people as possible.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

See above.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...show other, larger, organizations how to make that 10 million work like 100 million.

Ways to make it better...

we could have worked on even more projects together!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The same challenges facing any arts agency in this economy -- communicating to the public and to policy makers the value and importance of what it does, not only to enhance and enrich, but to complete our lives.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Arts Midwest is an exemplary arts agency.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 11, 2010

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February 11, 2010

Arts Midwest is one of the best organizations I have ever experienced. Under the outstanding leadership of David Fraher, Executive Director, and his excellent staff, Arts Midwest manages many important national and regional initiatives. I have worked directly with David and the staff as a board member and am impressed with the ability of the organization to meet the challenges of numerous arts initiatives and manage them effectively. They have expanded ArtsMidwestWorldFest, which I initiated before turning it over to Arts Midwest. It has become a model for cultural exchange that enables underserved Midwestern communities to interact with young, inspiring, international artists in student workshops and performances; community outreach activities; and public performances. Shakespeare in America and the Big Read, two superb national initiates of the NEA, are managed by Arts Midwest. Other arts organizations would benefit from looking at Arts Midwest as a role model.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

numerous programs and board meetings

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the board and staff on programs I value

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

manage even more important national initiatives

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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