The objective of the Artistic Innovations Grant Program is to support the creation of new, original works of art by eligible in-region artists and organizations.
The works of art culminate in at least two public-facing events: one, the premiere feature presentation and the second, an educational outreach event that occurs in M-AAA's six-state region between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.
M-AAA will incorporate principles of equity, access, and inclusion in our implementation of the Artistic Innovations Grant Program. Applications will be assessed for artistic merit and artistic excellence.
Awards will be made across the six-state M-AAA region, with at least two grants awarded per state (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). This program will disburse dollar for dollar (1:1) matching grants of up to $15,000 to no less than twelve grantees.
M-AAA intends to make awards that encourage the spirit of experimentation and exploration and benefit a broad constituency. We encourage applications from a variety of applicants including:
Visit the Artistic Innovations Grant Program website for more information: (https://www.maaa.org/grants/artistic-innovations/).
- Artists and organizations that embody and/or serve populations that are underserved, such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by external forces such as cultural representation/relevance and accessibility,
- Artists and organizations from rural to urban communities, and
- Artists and organizations that may be applying to M-AAA for a grant for the first time.
Questions? Email M-AAA program staff at Innovations@maaa.org