Mid-America Arts Alliance

Log Number: MP-00-07-0016-07

The Mid-America Arts Alliance will partner with three state arts agencies to provide governance training for the trustees of 60 small, rural museums. Volunteer trustees are often unprepared to fully understand and manage the legal, ethical, and fiscal responsibilities involved with the management of nonprofit organizations. Mid-America Arts will engage both staff and trustees at these museums in activities to measure and improve their governing capacity. Funding will support cooperative workshops, online tutorials, on-site assistance from technical experts, and participation at museum conferences, as well as a rigorous system of locally controlled assessment, goal-setting, and self-evaluation. Project results will be disseminated through brochures and conference presentations.