The Bootheel Cultural and Performing Arts Center was formed in 2015 with a Mission to meet the humanitarian, cultural & artistic needs of underserved in the rural Bootheel region of Missouri. The Bootheel Arts Center is a 501 (C) 3 Non-profit organization. The Center is housed in the Old Methodist Church building in Gideon Missouri. The Center works with the volunteer community to help provide humanitarian support to the families in the rural region as well as provide cultural and arts education and experience.

Current Board Members:

Donna Gales Board President,  Jamie Holiman Sec/Treasurer,

Carla Borden, Ex Director, Marie Ward, Vicki Kinsolving, Vonda Earnheart,

Steve Hawkins, Toby Jordan, Carl Gales, Donya Veale, Joe Borden

Posthumous Founding Board Members: Jack Fletcher, Dr. Jerry Caulder