Interchange

Interchange is a new program supporting artists working for social change.

Interchange is a new pilot program created to strengthen communities and individual artists within the M-AAA region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. Interchange is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Interchange will provide grant funding, training, and peer connection to sixteen artists with active socially engaged creative practices residing in M-AAA’s six-state region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas) The twenty-four-month pilot will support artists working in communities of varying sizes and characteristics throughout the region with project grants of $20,000; professional development retreats with all Interchange grantees; and ongoing mentoring through the life of the funded projects. Interchange builds upon M-AAA’s expertise, through the Artist INC and Artists360 programs, of serving individual artists with both professional development and grantmaking.

Learn more about the program and the 2019 Interchange Fellows.

2019 Interchange Fellows

Ilene Berman (St. Louis, MO)
Libby Bland (Houston, TX)
Justin Bryant (Roe, AR)
Crystal Campbell (Tulsa, OK)
Simone Cottrell (Fayetteville, AR)
Israel Garcia Garcia (Kansas City, MO)
Maura Garcia (Overland Park, KS)
Nansi Guevara (Brownsville, TX)
Kendell Harbin (Kansas City, MO)
Dave Loewenstein (Lawrence, KS)
Adam McKinney (Fort Worth, TX)
Mark Menjivar (San Antonio, TX)
Nathan Murray (Lincoln, NE)
Erika Nelson (Lucas, KS)
Xochitl Rodriguez (El Paso, TX)
Jonathan Wei (Austin, TX)

Interchange 2019 Finalists

Marilyn Artus (Oklahoma City, OK)
Nick Beaulieu (Omaha, NE)
Connie Bonfy (Wichita, KS)
Victoria Botero (Kansas City, MO)
Elaine Bradford (Houston, TX)
Geraldine Craig (Manhattan, KS)
Damon Davis (St. Louis, MO)
Jess Dugan (St. Louis, MO)
Rebecca French (Houston, TX)
Matthew Gossage (Austin, TX)
Virginia Grise (Cedar Park, TX)
Rebecca Harrison (Omaha, NE)
Marc Newsome (Houston, TX)
Romy Owens (Enid, OK)
Gabriella Parsons (Lincoln, NE)
Victor Payan (San Antonio, TX)
Rachel Reynolds (Fox, AR)
Carrie Schneider (Houston, TX)
Andrew Scott (Dallas, TX)
Christian Vasquez (Dallas, TX)
Dan White (Kansas City, MO)
Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX)
Erika Wilhite (Fayetteville, AR)
Benjamin Wills (Kansas City, MO)
Lucas Wrench (Tulsa, OK)