Open Applications for Artist INC Live 

Argenta, Austin, Oklahoma City, and Omaha 

Artist INC Live is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Expanding each year, professional development trainings are now available in Kansas City, Argenta, Austin, Oklahoma City, and Omaha. 

To learn more about the Spring 2015 Artist INC Live Kansas City session, listen to this story from KCUR.

Argenta, Austin, Oklahoma City, and Omaha are all accepting applications for their Fall 2015 Artist INC Live sessions. 

Argenta, AR: Applications due July 5, 2015. Application details.
Austin, TX. Applications due July 6, 2015. Application details
Oklahoma City, OK. Applications CLOSED June 15, 2015.
Omaha, NE. Applications CLOSED June 30, 2015. 

Mid-America Arts Alliance partners with ArtistKC–Regional Arts Council and our state arts agency partners to bring Artist INC Live to our region. 

Professional Development Opportunity: Earlybird Deadline July 10

ArtsMidwest is bringing its annual conference to Kansas City, MO, on September 9–12, 2015. M-AAA is offering Professional Development Support Grants for artists and arts professionals to attend. 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. Get details here. Participants who register by July 10, 2015 will receive a discount. 

Mid-America Arts Alliance Introduces Giving Society

The MORE ART for MORE PEOPLE Giving Society recognizes individuals devoted to bringing the best in arts and culture to our region, the country, and beyond.

M-AAA is welcoming new members into the Giving Society! To learn more, please contact Karen Campbell at or (816) 421-1388.

New and Notable Exhibitions!

Underground Railroad

Many outstanding exhibitions have joined the roster of offerings from M-AAA's flagship program—ExhibitsUSA. Visit to get more information about these and other great available exhibitions

The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom


Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012

Beyond Words: Visual Narrative from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

Traditional Arts of the Bedouin

WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and the Gaza Strip

and more.

Image from The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom: Jeanine Michna-Bales, On the Way to the Hicklin House Station, San Jacinto, Indiana, 2013, digital c-print, 20 x 30 1/2 inches, courtesy the artist ©Jeanine Michna-Bales

Kansas City First Fridays: See you in August!

In honor of the 4th of July holiday, Mid-America Arts Alliance will be closed for July First Friday (July 3). Don't miss us on August 7: we'll have a live performance from Katy Guillen and the Girls (7:00 p.m.) and a small collection from the traveling ExhibitsUSA exhibition Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art (6:00–8:00 p.m.). 


Mid-America Arts Alliance strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services. Read more…

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