We are pleased to share the accomplishments of Mid-America Arts Alliance during our 2018 fiscal year.
In FY18, new and expanded funding relationships led to the creation of more opportunities for artists and arts and cultural organizations across our region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
We also witnessed the deep resiliency and strength of artists and arts communities. With the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, we saw artists losing opportunities as well as the very space and supplies they needed to create. We partnered with the Texas Commission on the Arts to give constituents the chance to donate directly to artists and arts organizations struggling in the wake of the storm.
We are deeply grateful for our enduring relationships with the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, whose support is essential to our ability to serve artists and arts and cultural organizations throughout our region and beyond.
To our state arts agency partners, stakeholders, collaborators, and donors, we thank you for your vision and support of our mission. To the staff and board of directors of M-AAA, your dedication and compassion ensures our ability to flourish.
Todd Stein, President and CEO, and Rich Vierk, Chairman of the Board of Directors