A standing committee of Montana Arts that is the citizen voice for the arts at the Montana state legislature. A special section for the MCA is now up on our site that includes information on lobbyists, legislative bills and action alerts.
Montana Performing Arts Consrtium Visit Website
Formed in 1981, during its first nine years Montana Performing Arts Consortium arranged over fifty tours of performing arts events and saved presenters over $900,000 on reduced fees for block-booked events (cost difference between a single run-out and a block rate).
In 1984 MPAC initiated the first Montana Performing Artists’ Showcase, which has become an annual event, along with a Block-booking Conference. Both events generate increased bookings for Montana Artists and encourage emerging or smaller Montana presenters to book more events. MPAC continues to assist the development of rural and emerging presenters through the Quick Grant program designed specifically for their needs. Since 1987, with funds from the Montana Cultural Trust, MPAC has awarded more than $145,000 in fee support monies to emerging rural presenters.
Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras, formed in 1981, is a statewide coalition of seven orchestras, each with up to four members on the board of directors which meets at least three times each year. A separate planning meeting of music directors from each symphony also takes place once every year. An associate membership level provides some benefits for small orchestras, but does not require attendance at meetings.
Since its inception, MASO has established a number of mission-related programs to promote the exchange of ideas and resources among its member organizations and to encourage and develop music programs, careers, and educational services. MASO’s mission is to promote, encourage, and assist in the maintenance and development of quality musical programs throughout the state of Montana.
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