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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

M-AAA recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital. We support professional development through the Professional Development Support grant program.

These grants reimburse up to $1,000 for expenses incurred through certain activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts, between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

Grants are available to attend the conferences listed below:


Grant applications should be submitted at least four weeks before the conference starts. Late applications may be considered; contact M-AAA at ProfDev (at) maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228, before you submit your application.


Applicant Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:
  • Have a resume that demonstrates at least two years of professional commitment and experience to an artistic discipline;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Have lived in the M-AAA region full-time for at least two years prior to applying and intend to remain a regional resident during the entire grant period;
  • Not have received a Professional Development Support/Travel Stipend Grant in the previous fiscal year; and
  • Be in good standing with M-AAA, with no overdue or delinquent reports and/or grant documents.

Eligible organizational applicants must:

  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, a unit of state or local government, or a federally recognized tribal community;
  • Have a valid Dun and Bradstreet number;
  • Be located in the M-AAA region;
  • Not have received a Professional Development Support/Travel Stipend Grant in the previous fiscal year; and
  • Be in a good standing with M-AAA, with no overdue or delinquent reports and/or grant documents

The grant application is available at:

If you have questions or concerns, contact us ProfDev (at) maaa.org or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228.
 
 
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