Marion Cultural Alliance

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Founded in 2001, MCA’s mission is to be the catalyst and advocate of increased cultural impact in the community, thereby enriching the lives of people through service to member organizations and the general public. MCA supports activities relating to the arts, fine arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising and partnerships.


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Member Benefits:

– MCA members enjoy supporting the arts through its Cultural Grant awards, events, and innovations.

– As an MCA member you will receive the Culture Line newsletter, discounted pricing on MCA ticketed events, 10% off in the gallery gift shops, reduced rates on facility rentals.

– Artist members will receive all calls and may participate in member exhibitions

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    MAX Coming to Downtown Ocala

    image001 (3)On September 3, 2015 the Magnolia Art Xchange and City of Ocala entered into an agreement to establish an art incubator at the historic Ocala Union Station, located at 531 NE 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL  34470.     The agreement marks an official beginning to the MAX project, which has been incubating for over a year during their business plan development and negotiations with the City of Ocala.   MAX is thankful to numerous arts organizations including the Marion Cultural Alliance who have participated in research and assisted with project development.

    MAX is seeking to raise a minimum of $126,000 to bring the project to fruition. This seed funding will be utilized to purchase furnishings and equipment specific to working artists, and to establish a reserve fund to sustain operation of the facilities during the first 5 years, as outlined in the MAX Business Plan. Upon MAX reaching their fundraising goal the City of Ocala will provide capital improvements necessary to support programming.

    We are delighted to announce that Fine Arts For Ocala has pledged $5,000 to kick off the fundraising campaign!

    Art incubators are recognized as creative place-making anchors, they revitalize communities by supporting the development of new artists and creative businesses; by assisting in the professional growth and expansion of existing artists and creative businesses; and increasing economic activity and community vibrancy through public art exhibits, special events, workshops, and lectures. Successful art incubator models studied during the development of the MAX Business Plan include: The Art Center of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL; Florida Craftsman and Arts Lofts, St. Petersburg, FL; and Hub on the Canal, New Smyrna beach, FL; and The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

    The Magnolia Art Xchange will further develop the Ocala Cultural Corridor within Ocala’s central business district as a hub of creative activity.  This district is currently anchored by key organizations and their facilities, including:  The Marion Cultural Alliance’s Brick City Center for the Arts, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s Reilly Arts Center, and the City of Ocala’s Historic Marion Theatre and Discovery Center.

    The Magnolia Art Xchange, Inc. is a registered, Florida Not For Profit organization and has filed for their 501(c)(3) Status. The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County will facilitate MAX’s fundraising campaign, currently scheduled to launch on October 1, 2015.

    For more information please contact Matthew Fischer, President, Magnolia Art Xchange:  352-629-8414 or visit for the latest project updates.

    The Brick


    What is MCA?

    MCA is a private 501(C)3 organization funding and supporting the arts and cultural activity in Ocala, Marion County, Florida.

    What is the difference between Brick City Center for the Arts and MCA?

    MCA’s offices are located inside Brick City Center for the Arts. MCA is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization.

    Is MCA part of Marion County or City of Ocala?

    MCA is not a governmental agency, and receives no sustained funding from either entity. MCA is funded by its own activities, and contributions from individuals, corporations, and grants.

    How do I join?

    Click Membership for more information. Individual memberships are $25 per calendar year renewable annually.

    I want to volunteer. How do I sign up?

    Please click volunteer ,stop by our offices at Brick City Center for the Arts in downtown Ocala and/or email us at