The MAAA has existed since June 1983. Its object is to encourage and promote the Arts in Mid Argyll
- including Dance, Drama, Music, Opera, Poetry and the Visual Arts.
The Association is a member of the Argyll and Bute Concert Tour Group ( ABCT) and co-operates
with the music clubs of Bute, Kintyre, Cowal, Islay and Oban on the choice of fifty percent of the top
class professional musicians invited to perform.
On the strength of its concert season, MAAA is one of the sixty plus music promoters in Scotland to
receive sponsorship from Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) with funds from the Scottish Arts Council,
and there is no doubt that this annual financial support helps to maintain the high musical level and
great variety of the classical programme on offer.