Individual Giving

As an individual donor to ArtsKC, you provide programs and services that support Kansas City’s entire arts industry! We simply could not do this work without you. So, here are just a few things you did with us this past year:

  • In July, you launched, a free service for artists and arts organizations to promote events and find new audience members. It’s also a free resource for you and your neighbors to find and support arts events of all kinds.
  • You funded more than 100 grants to artists and organizations across our region, on both sides of State Line, from Gardner to Platte City, and everywhere in between.
  • And in October, you commissioned the fifth regional Arts and Economic Prosperity Study from Americans for the Arts and distributed the findings through region-wide presentations, online resources and printed materials.

As our partner, you also receive exclusive benefits and backstage arts opportunities through the ArtsKC Encounter program. 

Check out the links below for more information about the benefits of donating.

Contact Lydia Allen, Manager of Individual and Leadership Gifts, at or (816) 994-9223 with questions or for more information!

Donation Options

You can support ArtsKC in a variety of ways! From making a recurring donation, to hosting a table at the annual Inspiration Breakfast, or serving on a grants panel or planning committee, there is something for everyone! Your support impacts a broad range of arts activities that make our community vibrant.

Make a Charitable Contribution

  • Streamline your giving to the arts and demonstrate your commitment to our creative community with a gift to ArtsKC. We’ll ensure your donation dollars are well-invested in artists, arts organizations and arts programs in our region.
  • Receive exclusive benefits as a result of your donation, including a monthly ArtsKC [INSIDERS] e-newsletter and invitations to ArtsKC Encounter events.

Be a Table Ambassador at the annual ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast

  • Host a table of 10 (you + 9 others) for this annual fundraiser and leave feeling truly inspired!
  • Our Table Ambassadors are the backbone of the Inspiration Breakfast, having raised nearly $1.4 million and gained more than 1,000 new donors in the last eight years. Join more than 30 other outstanding arts supporters in hosting a table!
  • Contact Lydia Allen at or (816) 994-9224 for more information.

Serve on an ArtsKC Grants panel or ArtsKC Planning Committee

  • Interested in playing a direct role in ArtsKC programs and grants?! Contact Lydia Allen for more information about specific opportunities.
Donation Benefits

Enjoy benefits for your donation at the following levels:
(Benefits are cumulative, based on total investment in ArtsKC from workplace giving, general donations, planned gifts, and special events.)

Leadership Circle
All Arts Visionary Benefits Plus…

  • Invitations to exclusive Leadership Circle-only events
  • Name listed on homepage
Arts Visionary
$5,000 – $9,999
All Arts Advocate Benefits Plus…

  • Opportunity to be featured in an ArtsKC UNLEASHED quarterly print newsletter
Arts Advocate
$2,500 – $4,999
All Arts Leader Benefits, Plus…

  • Invitation to attend the annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon
Arts Leader
$1,200 – $2,499
All Arts Patron Benefits, Plus…

  • Opportunity to join ArtsKC Leadership Affinity Groups. Contact Lydia Allen at for more information.
Arts Patron
$500 – $1,199
All Arts Expert Benefits, Plus…

  • Invitation to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration and other donor appreciation events throughout the year
Arts Expert
$250 – $499
All Arts Enthusiast Benefits, Plus…

  • Name listed on donor page
Arts Enthusiast
$150 – $249
All Arts Supporter Benefits, Plus…

  • Invitations to exclusive ArtsKC Encounter events
Arts Supporter
$1 – $149
  • Monthly ArtsKC INSIDER e-newsletter