Kansas City Region (January 13, 2022) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces 51 nonprofit arts organizations will receive Mission Support Grants totaling $255,160 in funding. ArtsKC holds a long-term commitment toward a progressive funding program that drives equity in the region and prioritizes funding for small-mid size, diverse-led organizations.
Kansas City, Mo. (July 20, 2021) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council has launched a year-long campaign with a mission to elevate the importance of the arts’ contributions on individuals, social, and economic levels. The campaign was created after witnessing the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic had on the Kansas City arts community.
Kansas City Region (January 27, 2021) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council partners with KC Crew to bring the free multi-week series, Thursday Night Arts, to the community. This revamp of the original program, which originally aired in the spring of 2020, brings four artists to the virtual stage each week to showcase talents, disciplines, and work.
Kansas City Region (December 21, 2020) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces recipients of the Catalyst Project Grant, part of its financial support for the arts community. A total of $39,500 was granted to 16 nonprofit organizations. ArtsKC offered a special opportunity for Arts Education funding within the process, thanks to the generous support of the David T. Beals III Charitable Trust. ArtsKC received 31 applications, which were reviewed by a volunteer committee chaired by ArtsKC Board Member Michael Toombs.
Kansas City Region (October 29, 2020) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 35 arts organizations will receive general operating support totaling $71,800 in FY21 from their Catalyst Mission Grant program. “Supporting the arts is crucial, especially now. Catalyst Mission grants are a big part of our mission to provide direct support to the arts in our community. It is a very important component of what we do as an organization and how we can support arts organizations as everyone adapts to the chaos and uncertainty that arises.”- Dana Knapp, President & CEO, ArtsKC.
Kansas City Region (August 19, 2020) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 22 established arts organizations will receive mission support funding totaling $66,000 in our FY20 Ovation Grants season. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact local economies and individuals in the Kansas City region, local arts organizations Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council have announced open applications for Rocket Relief emergency grants.
Twenty-Three Community Organizations Receive Grants from ArtsKC to Help Fund Art Projects
Kansas City, MO (December 19, 2019) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that twenty-three local arts organizations have been awarded grants through our Catalyst Project grants, totaling over $45,000 in funding.
Ten Local Artists Receive Inspiration Grants totaling over $20,000 from ArtsKC
Kansas City, MO (November 25, 2019) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 10 local artists have been awarded grants through the first round of our Inspiration Grants.
ArtsKC Awards Catalyst Mission & Ovation Grants to Local Arts Organizations
Kansas City Region (November 15, 2019) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces 31 small to mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations to receive Catalyst Mission Grants and 22 additional nonprofit arts organizations to receive mission support funding from the Ovation Grant category.
Thirteen Individual Artists Receive ArtsKC Inspiration Grants
Kansas City, MO (May 17, 2019) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 13 individual artists recently received ArtsKC Inspiration grants. These ambitious artists are using their funding to create new work, pursue professional development, engage with the community and strengthen their artistic skills to advance their work and careers.
ArtsKC Annual Awards Luncheon Celebrated 20 years and Honored Six Local Arts Visionaries
Kansas City Metro (March 1, 2019) ArtsKC Regional Arts Council held its annual luncheon on Feb. 28, 2019. This year’s theme was “Celebrate!” in honor of the 20th anniversary of ArtsKC. The event recognized six honorees for advancing the mission of ArtsKC and our regional arts community during the last two decades.
ArtsKC Awards Catalyst Project Grants to Arts Organizations
Kansas City, MO (Dec. 20, 2018) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 24 nonprofit organizations recently received ArtsKC Catalyst Project grants for arts projects and programs.
ArtsKC Awards Catalyst Mission Grants to Arts Organizations
Kansas City, MO (Nov. 6, 2018) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 39 nonprofit arts organizations recently received ArtsKC Catalyst Mission grants in a competitive process to support fulfillment of their missions.
ArtsKC Announces Ovation Grants and Round 1 Inspiration Grants
Kansas City Metro (Sept. 4, 2018) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 18 local artists are receiving funding for transformative projects via our competitive Inspiration Grant program and 22 nonprofit arts organizations are receiving Ovation Grants.
Kansas City, MO (March 19, 2018) ArtsKC- Regional Arts Council announces that 19 individual artists recently received Inspiration Grants. The ambitious artists who were awarded grants in this round are using their funding to create new work, pursue professional development, engage with the community and strengthen their artistic skills to advance their work and careers.
ArtsKC Awards Luncheon in March to Honor Arts Leaders and Visionaries
Kansas City Metro (November 2, 2017) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces its 15th Annual Awards Luncheon to be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.
ArtsKC Awards Catalyst Grants to Arts Organizations
Kansas City, MO (Oct. 20, 2017) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces that 74 small- and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations recently received ArtsKC Catalyst grants for a combined total of $138,330. The grants break out into two categories: Project grants that were awarded to 27 nonprofit organizations with arts programs and Mission grants awarded to 47 nonprofit arts organizations in support of their missions.
AFTA Releases Data on the Economic Impact of the Arts Greater Kansas City Total Economic Impact: $276 Million
Kansas City, MO (June 19, 2017) – Americans for the Arts (AFTA) just released its Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Study, including data for the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. The total economic impact in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences is $276 million, a slight increase over the figure reported five years ago
ArtsKC Recommended for $20k NEA Grant
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council has been recommended for $20,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for ArtsKCGo.com, a new arts and cultural events website that launched to the public on June 2. This funding recommendation is contingent upon final NEA review. The Council has consistently received NEA funding in the past for programs and services that promote arts and culture.
ArtsKC Launches ArtsKCGo.com
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council will officially launch ArtsKCGo.com to the public tomorrow, June 2, 2017. The new digital guide to arts and cultural events is a free service provided by ArtsKC to help local arts and cultural organizations increase audience engagement. The guide gives community members and tourists alike a “go-to” place to find events in one place. ArtsKC will add events to the guide throughout the summer, and beyond.
ArtsKC Announces Dana Knapp as New President & CEO
Brad Douglas, chairman of the ArtsKC Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Knapp as the new President & CEO of ArtsKC. She has been serving as Interim President & CEO since January 1, 2017.
Awards Luncheon Honorees Announced
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announced today the honorees who were recognized at the 14th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon – Electrify! for their extraordinary leadership in the arts and creative industries.
Awards Luncheon to Honor Arts Leaders and Visionaries
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announces its 14th annual awards luncheon to be held February 23, 2017, at the Kansas City Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will honor arts leaders and visionaries in our community. Additionally, ArtsKC will kick off its 2017 ArtsKC Fund Campaign, which raises money for arts organizations, arts programs and artists throughout the five-county metropolitan area.
2016 Inspiration Breakfast to Feature Local Composer, Brad Cox
On Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 a.m., ArtsKC will host the 7th annual Inspiration Breakfast at the Overland Park Convention Center. Brad Cox, composer, conductor, musician, and co-founder of the Owen/Cox Dance Group will be the featured speaker.
ArtsKC Raises More than Half a Million Dollars for Local Arts Community!
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council announced last night that the 2016 ArtsKC Fund Campaign raised $500,203. This is ArtsKC’s second-largest campaign in six years, and fourth-largest since the inception of the ArtsKC Fund in 2007.
ArtsKC Announces 2016 ArtsKC Aperitif Chair Kim Weinberger and Presenting Sponsor Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce Kim Weinberger as the 2016 Event Chair for the 3rd annual ArtsKC Aperitif event series presented by Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust.
June 1, 2016
ArtsKC Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Arts Economic Impact
The Arts Mean Business. That is the message being delivered today by ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council, who announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.
April 22, 2016
ArtsKC Board of Directors Oppose Missouri SJR39
The Board of Directors of ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council unanimously voted to oppose Senate Joint Resolution 39 (SJR 39) today. ArtsKC stands in opposition beside Gov. Jay Nixon and other good corporate citizens, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, VisitKC, Folk Alliance International, MasterCard, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
April 19, 2016
ArtsKC Announces 2016 Fund Campaign Cabinet and Honorary Chair, Henry Bloch
Under the leadership of 2016 ArtsKC Fund Campaign Chair Steve McDowell, CEO of BNIM, ArtsKC is kicking off its 2016 Fund Campaign to raise $550,000 for the arts in the five-county region.
February 29, 2016
ArtsKC Honors Local Leaders and Businesses for Elevating the Arts
More than a 1,000 businesspeople and art patrons gathered at the Kansas City Convention Center to see six local leaders and businesses be recognized for their art contributions at the 13th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon.
February 25, 2016
ArtsKC Honors 18 Individuals and Organizations for Support of the Arts
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council has announced the names of six individuals and 12 organizations that will be honored for their contributions to the arts in greater Kansas city during the 13th Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
November 20, 2015
ArtsKC Fund Fuels Creative Economy with 43 Percent More Support for the Arts
A total of 107 artists and organizations were awarded $385,280 in grants from ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council to fund everything from operations to new projects and performances.
September 23, 2015
ArtsKC Announces Chairmen and Featured Artists for 2016 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce Terry and Zulema Bassham as Honorary Chairs for the 13th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon to be held on February 25th, 2016 at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom. Tuesday, September 8, 2015
ArtsKC teams up with the Royals for Arts Night at The K
On Saturday, September 5, ArtsKC and the Royals are teaming up to bring a little song, dance, and art to The K. Friday, August 21, 2015
2015 ArtsKC Fund Campaign Raises $519,000!
The 2015 ArtsKC Fund Campaign has raised an historic $519,000, the agency’s largest campaign since 2008. Friday, July 31, 2015
6th Annual ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast Honorary Chairman Robert Epsten and Presenting Sponsor Spencer Fane Announced
Robert (Bobby) Epsten will serve as the Honorary Chairman and the law firm of Spencer Fane will be the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Inspiration Breakfast. Thursday, July 16, 2015
ArtsKC Announces Susan Stanton as Interim CEO & President
Becky Blades, chair of the Board of Directors for ArtsKC, today announced the appointment of Susan Stanton
Thursday, July 16, 2015
ArtsKC Announces Resignation of CEO & President Harlan Brownlee
Becky Blades, chair of the Board of Directors for ArtsKC, today announced the resignation of Harlan Brownlee
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sixteen Local Artists Receive Funding For New Work, Professional Development, and Collaboration
Grants totaling $21,000 in funding awarded through ArtsKC Fund
Friday, May 22, 2015
ArtsKC Unveils OneArtsKC – Regional Cultural Plan
Five-county two-state cultural plan UNPRECEDENTED IN THE UNITED STATES
May 8, 2015
Artist INC Announces Artists Selected for Artist INC Live 2015
Artist INC announces the artists selected for the 2015 session of the Artist INC Live Seminar
January 30, 2015
ArtsKC Fund 2015 Campaign Kicks Off By Announcing $500,000 Fundraising Goal
Campaign Chairman and ArtsKC Fund Advocate, Don Dagenais, launches annual fundraising initiative
January 30, 2015