MCA Annual Meeting in Columbia

Join us for Missouri Citizens for the Arts Annual Meeting in Columbia, MO, on Wednesday, October 23, from 10:30 - 1:00 p.m.
MCA will adopt the Advocacy Agenda for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, elect new officers and at Lunch present the 2019 Legislative Awards.

RSVP to Kyna Iman at to attend.

Welcome to National Arts and Humanities Month! We're excited to have you, and millions of others across the county, celebrating the many ways the arts and humanities are transforming  communities. This month-long observance is the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. No matter who you are or where you live, there are many ways you can celebrate the arts and humanities this October. 

Get Involved!

Whether you’ve participated before or want to get involved for the first time, we have lots of ideas to help you celebrate. Here are four easy ways to bring NAHM to your community this October—and check our resources page for even more event ideas and tools.

  • Join our 31-day Instagram challenge and encourage others to join, too! Find our daily themes and post along with us all month long using #ShowYourArt2019.
  • Ask for a local government proclamation. Your mayor, city council, even your governor can officially declare National Arts & Humanities Month—and our sample proclamation (Word document download) will make it easy. (If you get one, make sure to send it to us!)
  • Get the word out to the media, even if you’ve never spoken to the press before! Read our tips on working with the media (PDF download) to garner attention for your events. Download our press release template (Word document download) and customize it for your community. Or, get advice on how to write an op-ed or letter to the editor (PDF download) for your local paper.
  • Host a Creative Conversation in your community. Gather local leaders (make it formal, or not!) to discuss the topic “How is the past shaping the future of the arts?”. Learn more about how to start or find an event on our Creative Conversations resource page.

Tell Us What You're Up To

Participating in this year's #ShowYourArt2019 Instagram campaign? Will your city have a National Arts & Humanities Month proclamation? We want to know how you and your organization are participating in National Arts & Humanities Month! Take a moment to fill out our National Arts & Humanities Month Interest Form letting us know what you have planned.