MACA is a non-profit local arts agency serving Monroe County and the surrounding counties of East Tennessee. In addition to offering a variety of different professional programs as a part of an annual performing season, MACA works with area schools, churches and civic organizations to provide arts education programs, artist residencies and more. MACA is a 501c(3) organization.
The Mission Statement of the Monroe Area Council for the Arts, chartered in 1995, is as follows: “The corporation shall have as its purpose the coordination, communication, promotion and development of cultural activities in the Monroe and surrounding areas, with emphasis on efforts to reach underserved populations and to support indigenous arts, artists and resources.”
Throughout its history, MACA has fulfilled its mission with support from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), South Arts (SA), Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) and East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), and many individual and corporate donors.