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All About the Morgan Arts Council Art Kiosk

Established at a public meeting in May 1977, the non-profit Morgan Arts Council has produced more than a thousand programs with nearly 2400 artists, benefitting thousands of visitors and residents including students in all county schools. Presentations have included concerts, arts workshops, pageants, entertainment at the Apple Butter Festival, craft studio tours, professional art shows, storytellers, theater and video festivals.

All these activities -- and more -- are aimed at accomplishing MAC's stated mission:

Getting Art Out There

The official arts council of Morgan County, MAC has more than 450 individual and family members. MAC is governed by an elected board of artists and business people and staffed by a professional arts administrator. A corps of dedicated volunteers work in all areas, from booking artists to curating gallery shows to staffing the box office at concerts and plays. New volunteers are always welcome.

MAC's leadership extends beyond arts programming. In 1993, MAC hosted the first West Virginia Arts Assembly. In 1995, it brought a Benedum Foundation project to the area which provided $80,000 in project grants to 39 groups and organizations from the Humane Society to the Boys and Girls Club. In 2000, MAC directed development of a county cultural and recreation plan. Financial support derives from West Virginia Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts grants, hotel/motel taxes, fundraising activities, membership fees and admissions.


BYLAWS OF THE MORGAN ARTS COUNCIL, INC.

May 2008
Click here to view BYLAWS


MAKE ME A MEMBER


Join the Morgan Arts Council and receive calendars, event notices, newsletters and admission discounts. $15 individual; $25 family. MAC is a 501(c)(3) corporation, granted tax exempt status by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible.

Click here for a member application form. Then don't forget to sign up for the "Arts Alert" email list.


I WANT TO VOLUNTEER


Volunteer activities abound -- from staffing the box office for concerts and plays, to construction activities at the Ice House, to sharing your organizational skills in the office, to serving on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the volunteer info board that is located just outside of the MAC administrative office or call 304.258.2300.


DONATING TO THE ARTS


MAC is a 501(c)(3) corporation, granted tax exempt status by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible.


Fundraising Gala Event: Art & Elegance
visit www.artandelegance.org for more information.
Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 Call (304) 258-2300 for tickets.

Naming Opportunities

Art Supplies for Morgan County Art Teachers: MAC "grants" all contributions made to this fund to Morgan County art teachers through an annual application process.

Ice House Youth Theater Scholarship Fund: State budget cuts and stock market damage to private foundations have made funding of the youth theater activities financially perilous. Contributions to this fund assist in continuing this three year successful program. All donations are appreciated, $100 sponsors a child for one semester.

Legacy Vine: This Ice House building fund raised funds for infrastructure improvements on the first floor. Donors are immortalized in the "Legacy Vine," a painting by Mary Ellen Snyder that hangs in the entry hall.

Annual Fund: Contributions to the annual fund are used to match grants from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts grants and others that require matching funds. In addition, these contributions assist in the day-to-day management costs of operating the Ice House.

Adopt-A-School: Contributions to the adopt-a-school program are also used to match grants. These funds are specifically ear-marked to pay the artists that MAC brings into the Morgan County School system.


Contributions to the Annual Fund, Adopt-A-School or the Art Supply Fund of $50 or more include a family membership. Click here for a member/donor form.