Founded in 1984, our purpose is To promote the education in, and the preservation of, the ancient art of clowning for the mutual benefit of our members. Our members come mainly from 8 mid-Atlanti States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Our annual convention. usually held in November, attracts nationally known dealers and lecturers and draws clowns from all over the region. As a member of MACA, you will receive (via.Email) quarterly issues of The Big Top. Each issue coniains an assortment of clown related articles, events listings, advertisements, and more. Members are encouraged to submit items fot the magazine. (To see the current or past issues, click the NEWSLETTERS button). Like to join MACA? Click on the membership link. For more information on membership, please contact our secretary. Searching for a clown for your event? Click the "Other Links" button. (MACA members, who wish to be listed, can be found here.) For questions about the Association, please contact your State Director, their contact information can be found on the back page of the newsletter. Clowns looking for an alley in their area, click here.