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Empowering community through art

Mid-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.

Our Vision

More art for more people.

Our Values

Mid-America affirms the following values, and commits to embracing and holding ourselves accountable to these principles in all of our work:

  • Freedom of cultural and creative expression is fundamental to humanity.
  • The arts and humanities encourage empathy and further the understanding of diverse cultures and traditions.
  • Collaborations and partnerships leverage creativity, resources, and experience to expand possibilities.
  • Thriving arts communities contribute to prosperous, successful societies.
  • Service to the arts ecosystem of the region is infused with innate curiosity and a creative approach to innovation, within an environment that allows for risk taking and ongoing learning.
  • Commitment to equitable policies, inclusive practices, and celebration of the rich diversity of our region permeate our organizational structure and our service to the region.