Torrie Allen

Torrie Allen


Arts Midwest




Torrie Allen became president and CEO of Arts Midwest in 2019, just in time for the pandemic to hit the fragile arts community. Before pursuing arts leadership, Allen enjoyed an international career as a concert and opera singer. In 2022, he will be leading Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest toward a new vision that sees Midwestern creativity powering thriving, entrepreneurial, and welcoming communities in its nine-state region: Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Look for the organization’s transformation from a behind-the-scenes intermediary to an active catalyst for the creative sector in the region.