Annual membership( 1st September to 31st August) is open to individuals and families, and an annual general meeting is held normally at the end of August. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, are sent invites for special "club nights" and are eligible to attend the Buffet and Performance which follow the AGM. A general committee (see Contacts ) on which all the arts are represented is elected annually to run the Association's activities. Leading the ten strong committee is the current Chairman, Sheila MacCallum, who, back in 1983, was one of the MAAA's first committee members. The music programme - 8 to 10 live concerts annually plus a Gala Night in May - constitutes the major feature of MAAA activity. Concerts are well supported with an excellent venue, the Ardrishaig Hall, proving popular with visiting artists. There are more than 250 MAAA members and they enjoy meeting on a regular basis with like-minded lovers of the Arts, and there is a definite buzz present on performance nights. New members are always welcome and we hope this website will help to spread news of forthcoming events and to promote the Arts in Mid Argyll still further.