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Review for Arts Midwest, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Midwest provides many services to audiences, arts organizations and artists, through programs such as Arts Midwest World Fest, the Performing Arts Fund, the Midwest Arts Conference, The Big Read, the Arts Learning Exchange and many others. Services vary among programs and may include providing educational support to teachers and students; supporting arts services organizational staff through professional development; providing opportunities for regional arts and artists to step beyond where they are today. Most important is the collaborative leadership role taken by each member of the extraordinary staff at Arts Midwest in approaching their constituents, their work and new challenges. As Executive Director, David Fraher brings vision, creativity and compassion to his work and always thinks beyond...even when the next step is to confront the impact of today's economics on state arts agencies. "Beyond" keeps the focus on the new opportunities for the arts, artists and audiences. I have experienced Arts Midwest as an employee, a retiree, a volunteer and now, as a member of the board.

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

The diversity and depth of its work and support from small rural towns in the region to bringing arts presenters to international venues, like China to promote regional arts and to bring Chinese artists back to the small rural towns.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & As an employee I worked on a grant to assist state arts agencies in articulating how the arts provide public value.