Mesa Arts Center Foundation

Mesa Arts Center Foundation

The mission of Mesa Arts Center is to invite all people to create and discover entertaining, challenging, and diverse art and arts experiences within joyous, dynamic, and welcoming environments. The non-profit Mesa Arts Center Foundation is a community-driven, volunteer-run fundraising organization for Mesa Arts Center.

 

Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s mission is to engage with Mesa Arts Center to support the arts through community advocacy, philanthropy and service.

 

In support of the Mesa Arts Center, Foundation board members 

  • Advocate for Mesa Arts Center and the arts through personal contacts, public speaking, letters and calls to newspapers and public officials and agencies and other means
  • Ensure that the City of Mesa provides adequate financial support for maintaining Mesa Arts Center as a robust venue and community space for performing and visual arts
  • Raise funds for Mesa Arts Center’s youth and adult community engagement and access programs

The Mesa Arts Center Foundation's Board members are elected and serve voluntarily in various positions. Board members are engaged in fundraising, support and advocacy efforts on behalf of Mesa Arts Center. If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact Jason Davids Scott at jdscott7@asu.edu.

 

Officers

 

Effective July 28, 2022

 

Chair                                                             Heidi Kimball

                                                

Vice Chair                                                     Paula Gibson

                                                

Secretary                                                      Spencer Dickson

                                                

Treasurer                                                      Rebeca Macia

                                                   

                                                

 

Standing Committee Chairs

 

Effective July 28, 2022

                       

Arts at the Center                                         Dennis Kavanaugh

 

Business and Corporate Engagement         John Lewis

 

Governance and Development                    Dr. Jason Davids Scott

 

Legacy Giving                                              Mike Elliott

 

Special Projects                                           Rose Hanne

 

MAC Store                                                   Patrick Walsh

 

Membership                                                Lisa Knowles

 

 

NOTE: All Officers & Standing Committee Chairs are members of the Executive Committee.

 

 

Board Members

 

Effective July 28, 2022

                                                                      

                       

Sheenam Arora

 

Kathleen Bonzani

 

Juan Carrillo

 

Dr. Louis Cuoco

 

Spencer Dickson

 

Mike Elliott*

 

Joanie Flatt

 

Paula Gibson

 

Rose Hanne*

 

Nicolle Karantinos

 

Dennis Kavanaugh*

 

Heidi Kimball

 

Lisa Knowles*

 

John Lewis*

 

Rebeca Macia

 

Larry Pobuda

 

Manny Ruiz

 

Dawnyce Schutz

 

Dr. Jason Davids Scott*

 

Patrick Walsh*

 

Marilyn Wilson

 

Katie Yursky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                        * denotes Standing Committee Chair

 

 

Liaison

 

City of Mesa Councilmember Julie Spilsbury

 

Are you interested in having your educational or arts organization perform on one of the beautiful world-class stages at Mesa Arts Center? Would you enjoy a day or night in the spotlight? If so, then consider applying for a Mesa Arts Center Foundation (MACF) grant awarded via the popular Arts at the Center Program.

 

Up to six Arts at the Center grant recipients are chosen each year to present a performance or activity on one of MAC’s stages or in one of its other spaces (studios, outdoor spaces). Theater seating can accommodate from 100 to 1,500 attendees, depending upon the selected space and the type and size of presentation. 

 

An Arts at the Center grant allows presenters to

(1) have the facilities rental fee waived and

(2) receive up to $1,000 in financial support to offset some of the related production costs.


Arts at the Center grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
There are openings available and application for performance opportunities is strongly encouraged. 

 

We’ve made it easy! A simple Letter of Interest form is your first step.

 

KEY DATES FOR THIS CYCLE:

  • The current application is for projects between July 1, 2022 – Jun 30, 2023.
  • Letters of Interest (LOI’s) are DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022.
  • Selected applicants will be NOTIFIED BY SEPTEMBER 22 and sent a short application, which must be returned by OCTOBER 13.
  • Award Notification: By OCTOBER 20.

 

To download the letter of interest form, click here. 

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST TO:  

Natalie Booth at azmacfoundation@gmail.com

 

2021-2022 Grant Recipients

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli

Bharathakshetra School of Dance

Grey Box Collective

Phoenix Boys Choir

Places Production

Sounds Academy

 

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center-Proof is in the Pudding

Dobson Montessori

Mesa Arts Academy-Willy Wonka

 

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Arete Preparatory Academy

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Harmony Project

Mesa Arts Academy

Montessori International School

 

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

Arete Preparatory Academy

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Harmony Project

Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School

Mesa Arts Academy

 

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Mesa Arts Academy

Symphony of the Southwest

Tanner Community Development

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