Who we are
Meet the ArtsKC team. For general information and inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Business Engagement Manager
Anna manages the Now Showing Program, business engagement services, and ArtsKC workplace giving campaigns.
Senior Manger, Public Policy & Government Relations
Branden manages the organization’s advocacy efforts and government relations.
President & CEO
Dana leads the ArtsKC team with expertise in support of local nonprofit arts and education organizations.
Director of Resource Development
Godfrey provides broad-based support for the arts community and cultivates corporate, foundation, and individual donor relationships.
Program Manager, Grants
Tara facilitates hundreds of applications for funding a year, convenes decision committees, administers approvals and denials, and provides critical feedback to applicants.
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Kathryn oversees all accounting and administrative functions for the organization.
Director of Marketing & Communication
Natalia leads the communications with her expertise in strategy and media relations.
Senior Accounting & Operations Manager
Sammy supports the accounting and operations functions for the organization.
Manager, Executive Liaison and Leadership Initiatives
Zetta coordinates all organizational activities as they pertain to the President and CEO and the volunteer Board of Directors.
Senior Accounting & Operations Coordinator
Kristi supports the ArtsKC finance team, manages daly operation tasks, and assists the Grants Manager.
Board of Directors
Fiscal Year 2022
Jon D. Stephens
Shirley Bush Helzberg
Vice Board Chair,
Diversity & Inclusion Consortium
Dr. Derald Davis
Kansas City Public Schools
Artist Collective & The Storytellers Inc.
Artist & Kansas City Art Institute
Trozollo Communications Group
Pianosa Technology Partners
Mayor, Independence, MO
ARTSKC IS COMMITTED TO INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESSIBILItY.
ArtsKC seeks to achieve diversity and cultural equity in its leadership, partnerships, grant making and programs. ArtsKC seeks to be a supporter and model for all arts organizations in the region, particularly in areas of board make-up, staffing, training and communications practices.
ArtsKC carries out its region-wide mission with proactive efforts to embrace differences of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, international origin, sexual orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic status, age and gender. Its goals will be achieved when:
All individuals and organizations that make up our region have fair access to the information, financial resources and opportunities vital to full cultural expression;
All share the opportunity to be represented in the development of arts policy and the distribution of arts resources;
All cultures are expressed in thriving, visible arts organizations of all sizes; and,
Programming reflects the experiences of all cultures, communities, age groups and abilities.
All counties, municipalities and arts genres have a proportional voice in region-wide arts planning and resource allocation.
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work with us
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Open positions will be posted here during the time frame we are accepting resumes.
Business partnerships are available.
ARTS ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.