Artists Grants & Fellowships
Learn more about our programs that support artists and creatives
If you engage in a creative practice, you are an artist.
Our definition of “artist” is broad and includes, but isn’t limited to, creative workers, visual artists, performers, writers, poets, music creators, culture bearers, makers, artisans, storytellers, social conveners, idea purveyors, imaginaries, visionaries, teaching artists, and organizers.
We provide a number of ways for artists and creatives to get involved with and get support from Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Programs, grants, career development opportunities, and peer networking are important to keeping artists in our communities engaged and thriving. Visit the pages below to examine our offerings for artists and creatives of all disciplines.
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Current Opportunities for Artists
Pushing the Flywheel: Upcoming Opportunities for ArtistsFind Out More
Sometimes the right opportunity for your art career and creative practice is just a link away—if you know where to look. Pushing the Flywheel is that place. This biweekly newsletter and blog from Mid-America Arts Alliance features current, regional, and…
New Programs for Artists and Creatives in New MexicoFind Out More
New partnerships with New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Music Commission bring free Artist INC Express trainings to a new region Building a business or career around an art practice isn’t like building any other small business. Artists face different…
Opportunities to Build Your Art CareerFind Out More
Poet Gustavo Adolfo Aybar, an Artist INC Live alum, explains the impact Artist INC gave his art career: It lent him a “perspective that I believe almost every kind of artist needs. So few of us had a business aspect…
Applications Open for Artist INC TopekaFind Out More
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) and ArtsConnect are proud to offer Artist INC Topeka for its second session in spring 2023. Artist INC is a professional development program that connects artists of all disciplines to tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to…
M-AAA Announces Artist Leadership Fellows ProgramFind Out More
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) announces Artist Leadership Fellows, a transformational program that strengthens the professional skills of the next generation of artist leaders across the region. Designed with belief in the power of artists supporting artists, the program utilizes peer-modeling…