M-AAA’s Artistic Innovations Grant Applications Now Open


M-AAA’s annual program awards grants of up to $15,000

The applications open today for Mid-America Arts Alliance’s annual Artistic Innovations grants, a program that since 2012 has awarded nearly $2 million to regional artists and creative organizations for the creation of new works of art. Artistic Innovations encourages the spirit of experimentation and exploration, exclusively engaging in-region artists in the creation of new, original works for audiences in M-AAA’s region. This grant program offers up to $15,000 in support of expenses incurred in the art-making process and premiere of these endeavors.

Woman in blue shirt holds a roller spreading ink for printmaking.

Photo courtesy of LUX Center for the Arts, FY23 Artistic Innovations grantee.

Through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, M-AAA supports individual artists and organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas for projects that meet the eligibility requirements. Last year, M-AAA awarded more than $255,000 through nineteen Artistic Innovations grants for a variety of projects, including those in the disciplines of dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual arts.

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 16, 2023. All projects must take place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 and are required to have two public-facing events.

Click here to apply and view past award grantees.