Call for Creatives

Arts Midwest's storytelling initiative celebrates arts, creativity, and culture in our region. We work with a wide range of creatives (writers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, audio content creators, and so on) to commission and produce new stories about Midwestern creativity, with an emphasis on multimedia stories created of, by, and for people of color and Native and rural communities. This initiative strives to inspire, connect, and catalyze creative collectives, and help shift narratives around Midwestern communities and identities. Creatives contracted to support this storytelling initiative are compensated at competitive rates. If you'd like to pitch us a story idea, visit the pitch form linked on 'Collaborate with Us' page. We have also answered some frequently asked questions on that page! Join our Midwest Creatives Pool by filling the form below!

Demographic Questions
Arts Midwest values diversity of lived experience and seeks to be inclusive and accessible to all applicants. For this reason, we ask you to select the following self-identifiers. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age do not determine eligibility to participate. The following questions are optional but will help us to determine if we are building toward our diversity objectives for storytelling. 

Please provide 2-3 work samples: