M-AAA recognizes the important roles that arts and culture organizations and individual artists play in making our region more vital. We support professional development through the Professional Development Support grant program.These grants reimburse up to $1,000 for expenses incurred through certain activities that professionally enhance business acumen, and expand skills and knowledge in the arts, between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

Grants are available to attend the conferences listed below:

Grant applications should be submitted at least four weeks before the conference starts. Late applications may be considered; contact M-AAA at ProfDev (at) or (816) 421-1388, ext. 228, before you submit your application.

Professional Development Support Program Guidelines & Application