Making a Difference in Communities

The Engage program provides community-centered professional and organizational development that focuses on leadership training for small to midsize arts and cultural organizations. Using a combination of workshops, coach consultations, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, Engage works with participants to govern more effectively, become more fiscally astute, and develop strategies to address community needs. Development of these skills ensures long-term sustainability and improved community impact. Engage strengthens participating arts organizations and arts leaders, amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider community.

Engage is highly customized to address the needs and existing challenges of every organization and art leader. Participating organizations receive one-on-one coaching, workshops on a diversity of topics that reflect current trends in the field, and the opportunity to develop strong bonds with their peers, sharing resources and solving problems together.

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For more information about the Engage program, please email engage@maaa.org


Sign up for Messaging the Moment: How can institutions leverage their responses to current events to build engaged and supportive online audiences? on August Thursday 13.

We presented Practicing Resilience: Activating Your Anti-Racism and DEAI Commitments on July 17 with Dina Bailey of Mountain Top Vision. Watch the workshop in full below. For closed captioning info, please email Communications (at) maaa.org.


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Support for Engage Houston is provided by the Houston Endowment. Support for Engage Kansas City is provided by the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee, the Cross Foundation, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.