Marion Cultural Alliance envisions a Marion County in which the economy is fueled, community strengthened, and lives are enriched through cultural and artistic excellence. Their MISSION: To CHAMPION arts, artists, and arts organizations; to CONVENE people to appreciate art, learn about art, and build support for art; and to CREATE a thriving arts presence in Ocala/Marion County.
Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc. (MCA) was founded in 2001 to support the arts through funding Cultural Grants to local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. Additionally, MCA through its inaugural public art project, established its Cultural Endowment to fund arts in perpetuity.
Brick City Center for the Arts, in historic downtown Ocala, is MCA headquarters. The Brick hosts 12 unique exhibits a year providing a gallery setting for emerging as well as established artists. Additional activities include Artist Talks, workshops, and a place for arts nonprofit leaders to convene and collaborate.