Established in 1972, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) was the nation’s first regional arts organization. We work in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas to enhance the arts in our region.
M-AAA believes that freedom of cultural and creative expression is fundamental to humanity.
M-AAA provides programs for individual artists, arts and culture organizations, and galleries and spaces serving audiences across the country. We make grants, provide trainings, and convene people to help make art work for everyone. M-AAA believes that collaborations and partnerships leverage creativity, resources, and experience to expand possibilities.
Our programs are: Artist INC, Artistic Innovations grants, Artists 360, Engage, ExhibitsUSA, Interchange, NEH on the Road, Regional Touring Program grants. To learn more, visit maaa.org.
Artist INC is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, additional regional funders, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Acknowledgement also is extended to the UMKC Innovation Center, a Founding Member of Artist INC.