Mid-America Arts Alliance

Log Number: MP-00-10-0028-10

Mid-America Arts Alliance will build on the success of its regional professional training initiative for small and predominantly rural museums. "HELP (the Hands-On Experiential Learning Project) Advance" will deliver intensive multiyear training to museums in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The project will provide focused training in strategic planning, sustainable resource management, and community engagement, using a highly individualized approach of on-site consultations/coaching, goal-centered progress, peer reviews, training workshops, and online learning overseen by experienced field directors. HELP Advance will deliver direct training to the staff and trustees of 50 museums to build institutional capacity and enable these emerging institutions to realize the mission and specific long-term goals of their organizations.