KANSAS CITY, MO. --- Mid-America Arts Alliance
today announced that Executive Director Henry Moran
has accepted an appointment by President George W. Bush to serve as Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
"What an honor it has been to serve Mid-America Arts Alliance
and the artists, cultural organizations, and communities served by its programs," states Moran
"It has also been professionally and personally rewarding to work with each of our state arts agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts
, and national and regional foundations and corporations that have partnered with Mid-America to support critical cultural infrastructures and vital projects in the region and beyond.
With its distinguished and committed board of directors and dedicated and gifted staff, I conclude my tenure at Mid-America Arts Alliance feeling blessed and lucky to have worked for such a remarkable organization."
Under Moran's leadership beginning in the mid-1970s, Mid-America Arts Alliance
has grown from an initial concept envisioned by a handful of civic leaders in the region to an organization responsible for creating, producing, touring, sponsoring, managing, or funding more than 600 arts organizations, artists, or museum exhibitions resulting in more than 12,000 different performances or events and generating over $232,000,000 in fiscal arts activity reaching over 28 million people.
As head of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the first program-based regional arts organization in the country, Moran has served as a leader in the field, envisioning and defining the role of regional partnerships.
tenure Mid-America Arts Alliance
has created regional, multi-regional, national and international arts and humanities programs reaching all 50 states and more than 30 countries.
These programs include ExhibitsUSA
, the leading fine arts exhibition and museum services firm in the country and the Heartland Arts Fund which, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, supports performing arts touring and international programs.
Mid-America Arts Alliance
also creates and manages programs involving education, community arts development, and the institutional advancement of arts organizations.
Additionally, Moran has served as executive producer for MA Productions, an enterprise division of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
activity includes owning and operating theatrical productions for commercial markets.
It has produced over 160 weeks of performances in major markets and licensed 155 professional productions reaching 1.8 million people with revenues exceeding $17 million.
In addition to his service to Mid-America Arts Alliance, Moran has served as a charitable giving and funding policy consultant to many large corporations and foundations and as a consultant to over forty arts or humanities organizations throughout the country.
has been appointed to chair or serve on ten different National Endowment for the Arts advisory panels under six Presidential administrations.
He has lectured at numerous graduate school programs and served on several national and local organizations' boards of directors.
has received numerous recognition awards including the Kimball Award
of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
, which recognizes achievement among not-for-profit executives.
Moran is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago's Goodman School of Drama and received an MBA in corporate strategic planning from Rockhurst University.