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 Paula Beavin at az.macf@gmail.com or (480) 390-3329.

 

Officers

 

Effective July 1, 2019

 

                        Board Chair                                                  Justin Martz

                                                

                        Vice-Chair                                                     Jo Wilson

                                                

                        Secretary                                                      Mike Hutchinson

                                                

                        Treasurer                                                      Lisa Knowles

                                                

 

Chairs

 

            Effective July 1, 2019

                        

                        Strategic Fundraising Coordinator               Mike Hutchinson

 

 

Board Members

 

Effective July 1, 2019

 

                        Mark Asplund*                                              Carmen Heredia

                                                                                                

                        Grant Baecker                                              Berdetta Hodge

 

                        Hal Bass                                                       Mike Hutchinson*

                                                                                                

                        Deborah Bateman                                        Dennis Kavanaugh

 

                        Traci Ahlstrom Beagley                                Heidi Kimball*

                                                                                                

                        Dori Blessing                                                Lisa Knowles*                                   

                                                                                               

                        Robert Caldwell                                            Justin Martz

                                                                                                

                        Cassidy Campana                                        Jake Pinholster

                                                                                                

                        Juan Carrillo                                                 George Rambow

 

                        Barbara Cushing*                                         Ryan Smith

 

                        Spencer Dickson                                          Suzanne Walden-Wells*

 

                        Mark El-Tawil                                                Patrick Walsh

                                                                                                

                        Debby Elliott*                                                Jo Wilson*

                                                                                                

                        Joanie Flatt                                                   Wayne Wisdom

 

                        Charlie Gregory                                            

                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                        * denotes Standing Committee Chair also

 

 

Liaison

 

City of Mesa Councilman Jeremy Whittaker

 

Are you interested in having your educational or arts organization perform on one of the beautiful world-class stages at the 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 their popular ACES Program.

 

Up to six ACES grant winners are chosen each year to present a theater, dance, music or other types of creative performance on one of the MAC’s stages. Theater seating can accommodate from 100 to 1,500 attendees, depending upon your needs. 

 

And the best part?  An ACES 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.

ACES grant applications accepted on a rolling basis. 
There are still openings available and application for performance opportunities is strongly encouraged. 

 

For more information and to download an application, click here. 

 

2017-2018 ACES Grants Recipients

Arete Preparatory Academy

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Harmony Project

Mesa Arts Academy

Montessori International School

 

2016-2017 ACES Grants Recipients

Arete Preparatory Academy

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Harmony Project

Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School

Mesa Arts Academy

 

2015-2016 ACES Grants Recipients

Arizona School for the Arts

Dobson Montessori School

Mesa Arts Academy

Symphony of the Southwest

Tanner Community Development