A task force was created by a dedicated group of performing arts professionals following the announcement of the pause of the Arts Midwest Conference with a goal to identify a solution to the gap left without the regional industry conference. The original task force was comprised of presenters, agents, and self-represented artists who worked together for several months to design a new model. This new model included the decision to create a non-profit corporation to move plans ahead for a new conference.
Heartland Performing Arts, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors representing a cross-section of agents, managers, presenters, and artists dedicated to the mission of bringing together arts professionals to encourage innovation, create educational opportunities, strengthen artist touring relationships, and support arts advocacy throughout the central United States.
Tommy Hensel, President
Elgin Community College & IL Presenters Network Chair
Eric Olmscheid, Vice President
Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University
Tianna Conway, Secretary
Carthage College & WI Presenters Network Chair
Jeff Laramie, Treasurer
SRO Artists Inc
Gail Boyd Artist Management
Siegel Artist Management
The Midwest Arts Xpo is a new arts conference created by Heartland Performing Arts, Inc., a coalition of Midwest arts presenters, agents, managers and artists.
Indianapolis has been selected as the location for the 2023 and 2024 conferences. Mark your calendar for September 18-21, 2023 and September 16-19, 2024.
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Heartland Performing Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. Until a positive determination by the IRS, donations are not tax-deductible. If approved, donations will be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, retroactive to July 1, 2022. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.
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1243 Clinton Avenue, Suite 2, Berwyn, IL 60402