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.

Engage Houston

Beginning in 2011, Engage Houston, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), offered focused organizational development specifically for small to midsize organizations in greater Houston. This was just the beginning of a decade-long journey for small to midsize organizations.

To mark ten years of capacity building in Houston, Texas, Mid-America Arts Alliance launched a digital report entitled “Connections Multiply” about the transformational work that Engage Houston brought to the community. The report┬ácombines stories with data in illustrating the impact the program had on boosting the health and sustainability of arts and cultural organizations.

View “Connections Multiply.”

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