(MUNCIE, INDIANA)- The Board of Directors of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council has announced that it is bidding a fond farewell to its Executive Director, Braydee Euliss. She has accepted a full-time position with Indianapolis Contemporary.
Euliss began her work with MACC in 2015 when she joined the Board of Directors. She became engaged quickly with the work of Muncie Arts and Culture Council, especially in the areas of marketing and advocacy, as she started her journey learning about the nonprofit universe. Euliss accepted the role of Executive Director in September 2017 with the goal of connecting with more people who were committed to an ambitious, arts-oriented vision for what’s possible in Muncie. She then went to work to help bring that vision about.
Euliss has been instrumental in growing the Muncie Arts and Culture Council into its role as the city’s Arts Partner. During her tenure, the City of Muncie received its first grant from the National Endowment of the Arts’ Our Town program to support PlySpace, an artist-in-residence program that has attracted applicants from around the country, and through which visiting artists partner with community organizations in Muncie for city-wide arts and culture projects. Euliss led the development and implementation of the exceedingly popular Box!Box! public art project, initially with city support, that provides stipends to local artists to creatively paint traffic boxes throughout the city.
In her message to MACC members, Euliss noted, “The ongoing success of every single MACC initiative requires optimism, passion, collaboration, resilience, and big-heartedness from the folks involved at every level. It has been an incredible honor to help guide the organization and be part of this work in the city I will always call home.”
Betty Brewer, President of the MACC Board of Directors stated, “Braydee has taken the Muncie Arts and Culture Council to heights well beyond my expectations. In fact, she has been difficult to keep up with and challenged my own views of what this organization can accomplish. She has positioned MACC for future success with its next executive director.”
During this personnel transition, day-to-day operations of the MACC office will be managed by current PlySpace Coordinator Erin Williams. Erin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Board has formed a committee to conduct the search for the next leader of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council. Information about the position is available at www.munciearts.org.
The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is the designated Arts Partner for the City of Muncie. As Arts Partner, we assist with municipal initiatives where art integration can benefit Economic Development and Quality of Place. As an arts alliance, we build community among artists and arts organizations and serve as a resource for professional growth and opportunity.