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Moriah manages Audience Development Initiatives including and its partner relationships.  

Q + A

Q. What book do you always recommend to a friend looking for a good read?

A. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant or Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Historical fiction FTW.

Q. What do you do on your days off?

A. I attend a lot of local shows, grab drinks with friends, kayak or lounge with my two attention-demanding cats.

Q. What music dominates your library?

A. Indie-eclectic, alternative, hip-hop, singer-songwriter… Shout out to K.Flay’s recent success!

Q. Why do you support the arts?

A. Because art, in all its forms, allows the expression of experience and humanity that transcends language and cultural barriers – facilitating unexpected connections.


Moriah Hillson joined ArtsKC in March 2017 as Program Manager, Audience Development to lead the build and launch of She is responsible for the management and continuous improvement of the platform and the evaluation of the marketing needs of regional arts organizations. She also leads research and programming of additional audience development initiatives and related community partnerships.

Moriah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Drury University with an emphasis in behavioral research and socioeconomics. She has developed a passion for connecting with the community and facilitating engagement through development and marketing roles with organizations such as the Kansas City Symphony and Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City.

Classically trained in vocal performance, Moriah’s love of the arts stems from participating in solo, ensemble and large choral groups throughout her education. She now performs as a soprano in the Kansas City Women’s Chorus and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Artists Coalition.