The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City advances and supports the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region.
Geographic areas served: We serve the five county area directly surrounding Kansas City, MO. This includes Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.
Programs: Our programs include:
The ArtsKC Fund, a united arts fund providing grants to local artists, arts programs and arts organizations
Arts@Work, a corporate arts challenge aimed at engaging the creativity of employees of participating businesses
Arts & Issues, a luncheon series which explores the cross section between the arts and business
Now Showing, a program that matches local artists with corporate spaces to show their work
KCArtistLink, a website with resources for local artists working to build their business
Artist INC, a seminar series training artists in entrepreneurial skills
I served as an intern with ArtsKC in 2011. Harlan and his team allowed me to work on projects and learn skills that I still use now that I am in my own leadership position. I appreciate the time each of the staff members gave me as I learned about advocacy and grant administration. It was a highly valuable experience, one that I would recommend to everyone.