Mission: "The mission of McLean Project for the Arts is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the Mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts."
Financials: According to Executive Director Nancy Perry, the 2011 operating budget, which includes paying for instructors for 200 classes a year, is about $600,000. Approximately 75 percent of the budget is allocated for programs directly and 25 percent for administrative.
History: According to the MPA website, "MPA is a nonprofit visual arts center founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists."
How you can help: Donations and volunteers are appreciated. You can download a donation form online and find out more about volunteer opportunities including docent positions, school programs or various gallery projects. You can also support MPA by becoming a member.