LIST FOR KANSAS CITY AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
Accessible Arts fosters creativity and provides educational opportunities for people with disabilities while hosting an inclusive environment for all to engage, explore and enjoy the arts.
Alcott Center for the Arts KCK – To help nurture artistic talent, to provide a place to teach, learn, exhibit and perform in an environment that bolsters community, to bring together people of diverse cultures for a common cause: The Arts.
AltCap (Alternative Capital for Community Impact) – micro-loan for artist program to support the growth and development of the arts sector in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing access to creative and flexible capital solutions, this program will assist artists and businesses in the creative industries with one-on-one technical arts business development assistance.
American Jazz Museum builds upon the efforts of those who laid the groundwork in advancing the excellent musical traditions that were established decades ago in Kansas City’s Historic 18th and Vine neighborhood.
ArtPlace focuses its work on creative placemaking, which describes projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development. This brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies pioneered by Jane Jacobs and her colleagues, who believed that community development must be locally informed, human-centric, and holistic.
Artspace is America’s leader in artist-led community transformation running a network of more than 35 affordable arts facilities in 15 states. Representing a $582 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure, our facilities provide more than 1,300 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as a million square feet of non-residential space for artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises.
The Arts Asylum aims to help artists of all types and genres produce and generate their art and expose it to Kansas City in new and unique ways. We are the only all-inclusive performing and visual arts center of its size to open its doors to any and all art, from dance to sculpture, theatre to photography. The Arts Asylum has 22 studio spaces, 3 performance/gallery spaces, and will play host to different art events throughout the year to showcase our tenants and their talents.
ArtsKC is a Regional Arts Council bringing together people, resources and ideas to support, promote and advocate a place where everyone in Clay, Platte and Jackson Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, participate in and benefits from the arts.
ArtsTech’s mission is to help at-risk youth achieve academically, socially, and professionally through the development and application of their artistic, technological and entrepreneurial skills. ArtsTech accomplishes this by operating a center for youth enterprise, building collaborative partnerships, and managing programs for private and public entities.
Belger Arts Center makes large bodies of an artist’s work to be acquired and held together in one place to provide the opportunity for scholars, teachers, students and the interested public to study the actual works of art in depth.
The Buffalo Room is a performance venue and creative commons in the grand tradition of the historic artists’ salons of Paris, London, and New York, but with a Midwestern twist.
Charlotte Street Foundation’s mission is to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision. They “strives to be a primary catalyst in making Kansas City a vibrant, creative metropolis, alive with collaboration, passion, ideas, and surprise.”
Coterie Theatre provides professional classic and contemporary theatre which challenges audience and artist and to provide educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community.
The Film Society of Kansas City exist to create a dynamic film culture by promoting and supporting local film makers and theaters, providing educational programs and events, and creating transformative movie experiences for film enthusiasts.
The Fishtank Performance Studio develops work from concept to concert by providing a low-risk, low-cost environment that nurtures new works and inspires theatrical entrepreneurship.
The Friends of Chamber Music is dedicated to fulfilling the human need for beauty, inspiration, and spiritual sustenance. For 40 years, our concert series has provided the Kansas City community with the transformative gift of the world’s greatest chamber music played by the world’s finest artists.
The Folly Theatre – Enhancing Lives Through the Power of the Arts.
The Foundation Directory – FDO is a service of the Foundation Center, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and increasing knowledge about philanthropy.
Grand Arts is a non-profit art project space in downtown Kansas City. We commission and assist artists in the production and realization of ambitious contemporary art projects.
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Their mission is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.
Just Off Broadway Theatre – dedicated to enhancing the Kansas City arts community, while also providing flexible and adaptable space for arts organizations, artists and other community entities.
Heartland Men’s Chorus is a not-for-profit, volunteer chorus of gay and gay-sensitive people who are making a positive cultural contribution to the entire community.
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival makes Shakespeare’s works accessible to a diverse audience through free professional theatre and educational programs.
Hello Art offers fun and informative events that help connect artists with those who appreciate their work. We strive to break down the barriers that keep people from exploring Kansas City’s arts scene.
InterUrban Art House seeks to enrich the cultural and economic vibrancy of the community by creating a place where artists and creative industries can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable and inclusive environment.
Kansas City Artist Coalition, the KCAC or Artists Coalition, is an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space that presents a variety of exhibitions of contemporary artists’ work in its Mallin Gallery, Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery, and the Underground.
Kansas City Art Institute – KCAI provides a rigorous, diverse curriculum and an immersive studio experience for students who are passionate about the realization of their ideas.
Kansas City Boys Choir – Through music and supportive programs the KCBC are able to teach our young men to become successful and productive members of the community. Additionally, KCBC members give back to the community through service projects and/or provide free musical selections that support a variety of causes.
Kansas City Girls Choir is a sister organization to KCBC.
Kansas City Chamber Orchestra plays the greatest music from the Baroque and Classical eras and beyond, with outstanding soloists, great venues and incredible musicians.
KC Clay Guild is a nonprofit ceramic arts center offering classes for all skill levels, open pottery studios, and workshops. We are open to every member of the Kansas City community. http://www.kcclayguild.org/
The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is one of the premier community orchestras, drawing on musicians from all walks of life in the Kansas City area for more than 50 years.
The Kansas City FilmFest is a juried film festival featuring more than 100 local, regional, national and international films, held in April each year.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) makes dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre serves the greater Kansas City area as one of the nation’s leading regional professional theatres by producing innovative works that are diverse, literate, and timely, and by providing transformative educational and community services.
Kansas City Symphony – Vision: To transform hearts, minds and communities through the power of symphonic music.
Kansas City Young Audiences engages all youth in the arts, promote creativity and inspire success in education.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.
KC Black Artists Network is an online artist directory and events calendar for the black arts community in the surround Kansas city area.
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art primary objectives are to stimulate dialogue, to foster understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art, and to present significant works of art as educational resources.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City – Mission: To make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the public through: • Transformational opera experiences and • Broad service which captures the hearts and minds of our communities.
Mattie Rhodes Center bridges cultures and communities through arts, mental health and social services. We empower individuals and families through culturally competent, bilingual services in a respectful and compassionate environment.
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is a not for profit professional theatre founded in 2005 offering professional performances, staged readings, high level artistic training, and customized educational programs. http://www.metkc.org/
Mid-America Arts Alliance – strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically under-served communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services.
Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development, was established by the state in 1965 to provide grants to arts projects that meet our strategic goals: • Increase participation in the arts in Missouri, • Grow Missouri’s economy using the arts, • Strengthen Missouri education through the arts.
Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) is a network of over 70 Missouri community arts agencies and over 1350 Missouri artists. MACAA has served communities, community arts agencies and artists since 1979. MACAA programs and services are designed to enhance members’ ability to create and sustain programs and services which meet their community’s needs.
Missouri Citizens for the Arts is a non-partisan, state-wide, grass roots organization that advocates to secure stable financial support for the arts to benefit Missouri and its citizens.
Missouri Humanities Council supports and provides programs that encourage family reading and support local museums, libraries, and other organizations promoting humanities education—facilitating public conversations on topics that include history, religion, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, law, ethics, and languages.
Music/Arts Institute guides performers, young and old alike, toward careers in music, and strives to develop the next generation of patrons of the arts.
The Music and More Foundation – supporting performing artists and musicians organization with micro grants to access public access radio stations.
The Music Hall – Opened in 1936, this unique Art Deco theater is the perfect facility for special convention presentations, general sessions or featured entertainment.
National Endowment for the Arts – Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. –
The National Endowment for the Humanities – (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities through grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent.
NewEar is a professional music ensemble featuring the music of today’s composers.
New Letters seeks the best new writing, whether from established writers or those ready and waiting to be discovered.
Night Blooms and Bookstore – Black & White Darkroom Facilities. Self Service Film Developing. Hourly & Monthly Rates. All Chemicals Included.
Northeast Arts KC is dedicated to making visual and the performing art a part of everyday life in the Historic Northeast community without regard to race, religion or ethnic group.
Paul Mesner Puppets is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Quixotic School of Performing Arts provides the opportunity to schedule private aerial, contortion, and dance lessons as well as studio rental.
Rockhurst Center for Arts and Letters, founded 1989, is an alliance of the performing and presenting cultural programs at Rockhurst University. These events include a range of cultural offerings: lectures, performances, readings, films, study trips and exhibits.
Starlight Theatre welcomes guests to nationally touring Broadway mega-hits and concerts from a variety of nationally and internationally renowned musicians.
Theatre for Young America‘s mission is to nurture the educational and emotional growth of young people through drama.
UKMC Dept of Art & Art History – Students studying Art History or Studio Art obtain a broad liberal arts foundation during their educational career and receive sound fundamental training in the arts.
UMKC Downtown Campus for the Arts is close to the emerging cultural district.
UMKC Hand Print Press a professional printmaking studio established in 1992 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The studios, part of the school’s Department of Art and Art History, connect student artists to printmakers. The program mentors younger artists interested in print creation, according to the program’s website. The UMKC National Print Exhibition is a juried biennial show, with selected works featured in the UMKC Gallery of Art and published in a catalog.
Unicorn Theatre enhances Kansas City by developing and producing professional, provocative new plays. We create opportunities for the advancement of emerging and established actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians and administrative staff. http://www.unicorntheatre.org/
Westport Center for the Arts provides affordable multi-discipline events with professional actors, musicians, and artists in the Westport neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.
The Writer’s Place – a literary community center and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public, providing support, resources, and inspiration for those in our region who care about the word as art.
Yardley Hall and the Polsky Theatre are located in the Carlsen Center on the campus of Johnson County Community College, at the southwest corner of College Boulevard and Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kan.