Your donation ensures these, and other programs, stay affordable and accessible to ALL!
To see a list of our generous In-Kind Donors, please click on “Other Ways to Give."
The mission of the Mesa Arts Center Foundation (MACF) is to engage with Mesa Arts Center (MAC) to support the arts through community advocacy, philanthropy and service. In support of the Mesa Arts Center, the Board (a) advocates for the MAC and the arts through personal contacts, public speaking, letters and calls to newspapers and public officials and agencies and other means, (b) ensures that the City of Mesa provides adequate financial support for maintaining the MAC as a robust venue for the performing arts, (c) raises funds for the MAC’s children and adult education programs and (d) provides any special assistance as deemed necessary.
The mission of Mesa Arts Center is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant, and that enhance the quality of life and vitality of the greater region. The non-profit MACF organization is the fundraising arm for Mesa Arts Center.
In partnership with Mesa Arts Center, the MACF (1) presents an annual fundraising event, (2) develops an Annual Giving Campaign and Membership Drive, (3) helps identify sponsors and grant opportunities and (4) hosts various Members Circle and Donor events.
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 Paula Beavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 390-3329.
Neil Baier, Board Chair
Cassidy Campana, Vice-Chair
Stacy Holmstedt, Secretary
Justin Martz, Treasurer
Standing Committee Chairs
George Rambow, III
Additional Board Members
Craig Ahlstrom, Jr.
Laurie Ikeda Kagiyama
Dr. Ruth Tan Lim
Daniel "Ash" Rhodes
The Honorable Dave Luna, City of Mesa Councilmember
Mesa Arts Center Foundation sponsors the annual Arts and Cultural Education Sponsorship (ACES) Program, a grant awarding program.
ACES allows up to five non-profit educational organizations to present one theater, dance, or other type of performance on one of Mesa Arts Center's stages. Selected organizations receive (a) theater rental fee waiver and (b) up to $1,000 in financial support to cover some of the MAC fees and costs related to that performance.
Theater seating can accommodate from 1,500 to 100 attendees.
Applications are accepted beginning July 1 for performances scheduled between August 1 through June 30. There is no specific deadline; however, when all five grants have been awarded, no other applications will be considered for that grant period.
Application for the ACES program can be downloaded here.
Mesa Arts Center appreciates and accepts in-kind gifts to help support class activities, include in fundraising events, or show appreciation to volunteers and valley-wide educators. Donations have included art supplies, equipment, gift cards, gift certificates, art pieces, and reference material.
Thank you to the companies, organizations, and local artists who have donated since July 1, 2016:
|Jesse Armstrong||Polly O'dette||Jeff Wolf|
|Adriene Buffington||Laurie Nessel|
|Lynn Gustafson||Agustin Vargas|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Commemorative Air Force Museum||Mesa Recycles|
|Arizona Museum of Natural History||Desert Botanical Gardens||
National Comedy Theater
|Arizona Renaissance Festival||Downtown Mesa Association||Phoenix Art Museum|
|Arizona Science Center||East Valley Children's Theatre||Phoenix Suns|
|Arizona Theatre Company||Herberger Theatre||Phoenix Zoo|
|Ballet Arizona||i.d.e.a. Museum||Treasures 4 Teachers|
|Barleen's Arizona Opry Dinner Theatre||Mesa Encore Theater|
|Chandler Center for the Arts||Mesa Historical Museum|
|AMC Theaters||Let It Roll Bown and Entertainment||Sweet Tomatoes|
|Arizona Art Supply||Lucky Strike||The Hilton Mesa|
|Blue Adobe Grill||Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine||Twisted Sister Designs|
|Changing Hands Bookstore||Organ Stop Pizza||Vitality Medspa|
|Costco Wholesale||Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse|
|Food City||Republica Empanada|
|Fuschia Day Spa||Rula Bula|
|il Vinaio||San Tan Brewing Company|
|JC's Steakhouse||Skateland Mesa|
Mesa Arts Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. You will receive quality training to prepare you to serve as an usher during performances, assistant in Art Studios classes, a docent in the MCA Museum, campus tour guide, or volunteer during festivals and events. If interested, please contact the Volunteer office.