Welcome to Mid-America Arts Alliance
Mid-America Arts Alliance is a nonprofit, Regional Arts Organization that serves Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. We focus on strengthening communities and improving lives through extraordinary cultural experiences.
M-AAA exists to activate, empower, and amplify community through the arts. To do this, we make grants, provide career development, and support arts organizations and artists of all disciplines.
We believe in more art for more people.
Art has the unique ability to connect, inspire, and elevate those who experience it. Indeed, the act of making and experiencing art is when we are at our most human.
- When the arts ACTIVATE, they spark, create, generate change.
- When the arts EMPOWER, they add life, force, momentum.
- When the arts AMPLIFY, they accentuate and enhance what is there.
M-AAA brings together diverse resources, people, and initiatives to build, influence, and transform communities in our six states and beyond.
Mission, Vision, and ValuesMid-America Arts Alliance believes art can be a catalyst for expression, connection, collaboration, and community. This philosophy is reflected in our mission and values. Our Mission M-AAA strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout the region and beyond.…
Addressing EquityWe at Mid-America Arts Alliance are dedicated to demonstrating our commitment to diversity and equity through policies, practices, programs, and services. You can read more about our specific goals in our Strategic Plan. Our values are these: Freedom of cultural…
Our HistoryIn 1972, civic leaders from four Midwestern states came together to create an organization that would improve access to arts and creativity for people in the mid-America region. They formed Mid-America Arts Alliance with the thought that the arts could…
Our RegionSix states make up the Mid-America Arts Alliance region, and we’re proud to represent and support them: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The collaborations and partnerships M-AAA has cultivated with these states and their State Arts Agencies help…
National PartnersMid-America Arts Alliance is one of six Regional Arts Organizations that works in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (US RAOs) strengthen and support arts, culture, and creativity in our individual regions as…
Board and StaffLearn more about our incredible Board of Directors and staff.