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Since the 1930's Mid-America College Art Association has provided a forum for the artists/teachers of America to discuss and debate the issues of our profession, to share ideas and information of mutual benefit and to affirm the friendships and collegiality that bind us together. We are made up of art faculty, art historians, independent scholars, artists, museum professionals, and affiliate organizations; our conferences also invite graduate students to participate.


Call for papers
Session Chair:
Heather Hertel, Associate Professor of Art,
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


Art & Business

How do artists and art organizations acquire funding to progress? How do we support our art professional practice? With the understanding that different art practices utilize a variety of business concepts, how do artists procure funds for advancement of their creative endeavors? Many art projects are large scale, long term, require travel and research.  How can artists with great ideas communicate their goals and their need to develop in-depth processes? How can artists be aided with the understanding of business concepts and relationships?  This session is an open call for proposals/panelists that can share the business side of art.  Any pertinent and helpful information on: grants, non-profits, foundations, sponsors, fund-raising, in-kind donations, networking, crowd funding, resources, residencies, artist communities, gallery representation and any other experiences that would allow the arts to thrive are welcome to be shared.


MACAA*Mid-America College Art Association

2018 MACCA Conference / Coming Soon / Fall 2018

2016  Macaa Conference Attendee Exhibition at

Modern Makers in Cincinnati

CAA + MACAA 2017

"Art in the Public Realm"MACAA Affiliated Session in accordance with the College Art Association (CAA)

Kendal Henry Director, Percent for Art
Ed Woodham, Founder of Art in Odd Places (AiOP)
Samantha Hill, Transdisciplinary artist

Friday February 17, 2017
1-3:00 PM

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
31 Chalmers Street Room 201
NYC, NY 10007


The lecture is free and open to the public.
Each person entering the building will have to go through a security screening.
There are tours available of the Surrogate Court Building along with a short tour (two block radius of the building) of public artwork before the lecture. 


Small Works Board Member 10x10 Exhibition  
New York Hilton Hotel Midtown (see flyers at CAA for room number!)
Thursday February 16, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Last year Macaa started a new (unofficial) CAA tradition and held a pop-up member exhibition in two hotel rooms during the conference with amazing artwork, free food and refreshments. Find our event flyer at CAA for the room number and follow us on social media for updates about our events!
See you at CAA!