Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2021-22 season.
Arts at the Center grants support educational and nonprofit organizations by providing for the use of Mesa Arts Center spaces, including its theaters, at 1 E. Main St. The deadline to submit an initial letter of interest during this new grant cycle is May 7. Those accepted to submit full applications will be notified on May 21, according to a release.
Up to six Arts at the Center grant recipients are chosen each year to receive rent-free use of a MAC theater or other space to present a performance or activity. Applications can be for one of MAC’s stages or one of its other spaces, such as studios, museum or outdoor spaces. Theater seating can accommodate from 100 to 1,500 attendees, depending upon the selected space and the type and size of the presentation. Past grant recipients include Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center-Proof is in the Pudding, Arizona School for the Arts, Dobson Montessori School, Harmony Project and Mesa Arts Academy.
An Arts at the Center Grant allows presenters to have the facilities’ rental fee waived and to receive up to $1,000 in financial support to offset associated production costs. Arts at the Center applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Selected applicants will be sent a short application, which must be completed and returned by June 14.
“We believe the access and longer-term partnerships made possible by Arts at the Center are critically important to bringing varied and extraordinary experiences to our region, and to celebrating the artistic spark in all of us. Mesa Arts Center Foundation is proud to offer a way for both established and grassroots arts organizations to inspire and celebrate with community,” Mark Asplund, chair of the Arts at the Center committee and a board member of the MAC Foundation, said in the release.
More information on the Mesa Arts Center is at MesaArtsCenter.com.