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 believed that the arts could have greater reach and impact through…
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.
Artists 360 Alumni Join Forces for Arkansas ExhibitionFind Out More
Artists are not just creators; they are entrepreneurs, change makers, and community builders. When they come together to share stories, ask questions, and learn from their peers, they not only create a supportive network of resources and collaborators, they make…
Investing in Culture and Creativity in the HeartlandFind Out More
$2.4 million invested. 498 grants awarded. And 129 communities, large and small, rural and urban, reached and served in fiscal year 2023. Mid-America Arts Alliance, the regional arts organization that serves the heartland, invests millions each year in the arts,…
ARt Connect: Nurturing Northwest Arkansas’ Cultural LandscapeFind Out More
Nestled in the picturesque mountains, forests, and rivers, the arts and culture scene of Northwest Arkansas is flourishing, thanks to the visionary initiatives and artistic support launched across the region. From 2020 to the fall of 2022, ARt Connect was…
Tulsa International Airport Seeks Suspended Art Installation ProposalsFind Out More
Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) is seeking to commission an artist to create a bold, innovative, and engaging suspended art installation at Tulsa International Airport (TUL). Submission Deadline Artists are invited to submit applications for the suspended artwork before June…
Artist INC St. Louis Applications Open NowFind Out More
DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 6, 2023. Now, in partnership with the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis, Artist INC comes to St. Louis this fall to help St. Louis artists turn their art practices into enduring art careers. Building…
Artists 360 to Award $214,000 in Grants to Northwest Arkansas ArtistsFind Out More
Grant program for artists returns for sixth year Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, returns for its sixth year. From May 1 to June 28 applications are open for four categories of grants to artists in Northwest Arkansas.…