About Us


ArtsLab seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts ecosystem that ensure cultural leaders have the skills, ideas, and mindsets of adaptability and resiliency needed to thrive in a world of continuous change.

What We Do

ArtsLab provides intensive training, guidance, and technical assistance to cultural leaders in the Midwest—strengthening nonprofit arts organizations. ArtsLab is rooted in the belief that the arts are integral to the fullest expression of our humanness; essential to community capacity, cohesion and vibrancy; and essential to strong local and regional economies.

Our Goals

  • Increase the pool of mature and engaged leadership meeting the demands for 21st century society, especially in the arts and culture sector.
  • Build the resilience and strengthen the presence and leadership of visionary arts organizations within their civic community and region.
  • Demonstrate the power of the arts to enhance community vitality and engagement.