Partner Organizations

Regional Partners

State Arts Agencies are designed to bring attention and resources to the artists and arts organizations of each of our fifty states. M-AAA’s six-state region includes six stellar state arts agencies, organizations funded by their states and providing grants, activities, preservation, research, and more.

Arkansas Arts Council

Patrick Ralston, Executive Director
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-324-9766
Fax: 501-324-9207
info (at)

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Peter Jasso, Director
1000 SW Jackson Street, #100
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-2178
pjasso (at)

Missouri Arts Council

Michael Donovan, Executive Director
815 Olive St., Suite 16
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503
Phone: 314-340-6845
Fax: 314-340-7215
moarts (at)

Nebraska Arts Council

Suzanne Wise, Executive Director
1004 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE68102
Phone: 402-595-2122
Fax: 402-595-2334 (at)

Oklahoma Arts Council

Amber Sharples, Executive Director
PO Box 52001-2001
Oklahoma City, OK73152-2001
Phone: 405-521-2931
Fax: 405-521-6418
okarts (at)

Texas Commission on the Arts

Gary Gibbs, Executive Director
P.O. Box 13406
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: 512-463-5535
Fax: 512-475-2699
front.desk (at)

National Partners

M-AAA is a regional arts organization, providing structure and further resources to state arts agencies in our region. We have five peer regional arts organizations that serve the other five regions of our country. In addition, we partner with the National Endowment for the Arts. These organizations provide funding and further support for our work to bring more art to more people.

Federal Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts

Ann Eilers, Acting Chairman
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20506-0001
Phone: 202-682-5414
Voice/TTY: 202-682-5496

Regional Arts Organizations

Arts Midwest

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Torrie Allen, President and CEO
2908 Hennepin Ave., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1954
Phone: 612-341-0755
Fax: 612-341-0902

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia
Theresa Colvin, Executive Director
201 N. Charles St., Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-539-6656
Fax: 410-837-5517
E-mail: info (at)

New England Foundation for the Arts

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Cathy Edwards, Executive Director
145 Tremont St., 7th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-951-0010
Fax: 617-951-0016
E-mail: info (at)

South Arts

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Suzette M. Surkamer, Executive Director
1800 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 808
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-874-7244
Fax: 404-873-2148

Western States Arts Federation

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Christian Gaines, Executive Director
1743 Wazee St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-629-1166
Fax: 303-629-9717
E-mail: staff (at)