OUR MISSION:STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES AND IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
Mid-America Arts Alliance was created to support and stimulate cultural activity in communities throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Based in the heartland, M-AAA now creates and manages regional, multi-regional, national, and international programs including traveling exhibitions, performing arts touring, and professional and community development. Countless stories can be told about arts experiences in the communities that Mid-America Arts Alliance serves with performances, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, master classes, school tours, radio broadcasts, artist residencies, community projects, and lectures. For these communities the arts truly are a source of lifelong learning and renewal.
Mid-America Arts Alliance's programs and services reach into communities of all sizes and types - from major metropolitan areas to the smallest towns in rural America - by distributing high-quality performing and visual arts programming to over 300 communities each year.
WE PROMOTE ACCESS
With a focus on affordability and an emphasis on education, Mid-America Arts Alliance is able to ensure access to the arts by providing a broad range of cultural programming to a wide variety of communities in the region and beyond. M-AAA supplies more than 450 performances, exhibitions, and professional development activities and some 1,000 related educational programs to over one million people annually.
By supporting both artists and communities, Mid-America Arts Alliance's programs and services directly impact the overall cultural and economic health of the region. In Fiscal Year 2011, performing artists supported by M-AAA earned more than $300,000 in fees and our programs generated more than $2,000,000 in direct economic activity in our region.
Mid-America Arts Alliance provides traveling humanities and fine arts exhibitions through ExhibitsUSA and NEH on the Road; professional development in museum services; and access to and for regional performing artists through a granting program and artist's registry. Follow the links to learn more.