With a history of supporting the cultural life of communities across the region, the Mid-America Arts Alliance recognizes the role of individual artists as change agents and connectors in the cities and towns where they reside. With an innate understanding of process honed through practice and experience as problem-solvers, artists possess the skills, training, and vision to collaborate across sectors, stimulate dialogue, activate neighborhoods, and creatively respond to civic challenges.
The organization's Interchange Artist Grant program is designed to strengthen communities and individual artists within M-AAA's six-state service region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. To that end, the program will support sixteen artists with an active, socially-engaged creative practice with project grants of $20,000 as well as mentoring and professional development opportunities.
Applicants must apply as an individual artist but may apply for a project that is a collaboration with an artist collective or artist-run space. Applicants are required to reside in one of the six states in the M-AAA service region, which includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The application period will open on May 1, and applications must be received by July 5.
See the Interchange website for program details, eligibility criteria, and an FAQ.