Art creators

Grant Recipients

2020-2021

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Westport Center for the Arts

WCA’s mission is to uncover the hidden beauty and meaning in KC through music, theatre, arts exhibits, and with this grant request, the Dancing Word – a creative art form that emerged from the pandemic combining spoken word, dance, and visual art.

United Inner City Services

EarlystART promotes its mission of "Building bridges. Inspiring minds. Impacting Futures" through the arts. Arts@EarlystART supports daily arts instruction, performances, and family engagement activities for children ages six weeks to five years.

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

Through touring puppet shows to free giant puppet community events, SPT works locally and globally to open the minds of the young and young at heart through the art of puppetry in an interdisciplinary community of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Owen/Cox Dance Group

Owen/Cox Dance Group creates new music and dance collaborations, presents high-quality contemporary dance performances with live music, and engages as wide an audience as possible through affordable live performances and outreach programs.

Northeast Community Center / Harmony Project KC

In a Kansas City community with 25+ languages spoken, music is the universal language at Harmony Project KC! HPKC is a free after-school orchestral music program for children K-12.

Mid America Freedom Band

MAFB is KC's LGBTQ+ and allied adult community band dedicated to performing diverse new works and providing a stage for all. Its motto is "Pride in Every Note".

Mattie Rhodes Center

Mattie Rhodes Center's After-School Arts Program provides access to high quality arts education to low-income, underserved children in a safe, creative space where children of all ages learn and experience many different forms of visual arts.

KC Contemporary Dance

KC Contemporary Dance is a professional dance company that produces and performs new works around the Midwest region. KC Contemporary Dance strives to make dance accessible to all patrons, and offers many public events at low or no cost.

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra preserves the rich heritage of jazz, collaborates to create new jazz works, and encourages its appreciation as a genre for all ages through performances and education programs.

Kansas City Art Institute

KCAI is the premier art and design college serving Kansas City. Contemporary art and design, professional practice, and cutting-edge technology ensure KCAI graduates are the next generation of creative leaders in the Kansas City community.

Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts

KANSAS ACADEMY OF THEATRICAL ARTS: We teach, we inspire, we connect! Our leadership training in the performing arts launches young people into the world of work. We are creative assets to our community. We are educational theatre at it's BEST!

Johnson County Community College Foundation - Midwest Trust Center

JCCC's Midwest Trust Center presents professional touring artists from all over the world PLUS Kansas City's best.

Heartland Chamber Music, Ltd.

Heartland Chamber Music's mission is to connect, engage and inspire students of all ages through a lifetime of music education and performance. String Sprout KC provides music instruction and access to instruments in underserved areas.

Folly Theater

The Folly Theater stands as Kansas City’s oldest operating theater whose mission is to enhance lives through the power of the arts. The Folly Kids’ Series provides engaging, educational, and accessible performing arts experiences for metro youth.

First Act Theatre Arts

First Act Theatre Art's HEART Program is a full inclusion program that provides students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in classes, shows, and camps. Our video amplifies HEART voices to inform and welcome others.

CHWC (Community Housing of Wyandotte County)

CHWC’s arts programming engages community members in visual and performing arts activities, increases public art, and contributes to excellent quality of life for the residents of Wyandotte County, KS.

ArtsTech

To better the lives of underserved urban youth through artistic, technical, health, and educational skills. Young entrepreneurial artists produce visual, ceramic, music, poetry, fiber arts, dance and other fine art mediums for the community.

Art in the Loop Foundation

The 2022 Art in the Loop Project: Sustainable, a curated outdoor art exhibition, and multi-genre/media performance series, takes place this summer along in Downtown KC. Artwork will be displayed at streetcar shelters and wrap one streetcar vehicle.