• 2016 Campaign Goal: $550,000

  • Our Belief

    Unleashing the arts is a good thing.

    Your Donation Supports

    Art Throughout the Five-County Region

    ArtsKC believes the arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us, and should be included as a cornerstone of any healthy and prosperous community. A thriving arts sector means a thriving City, and artists, arts organizations, and arts programs are the pillars that make vibrancy possible.


    The ArtsKC Fund is the Kansas City region’s equal-opportunity funding source, sustaining our entire arts sector through direct investments in people, programs, and projects.


    Since 2007, the ArtsKC Fund has invested in 150 arts and social service organizations and 176 artists who have shaped Kansas City’s creative landscape. In total, the ArtsKC Fund has made 800 grants, with a more than $3.4 million impact.


  • Amplify the Impact

    Whether you give $25 or $2,500, your contribution multiplies and makes our city more vibrant, dynamic, and artful.


    Make the arts more accessible across our region


    We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the arts in our region. Won't you support us with this mission?


    Ensure your vibrant arts community thrives

    The arts impact our community beyond individual experiences. They attract businesses, jobs, talent, and tourism.


    Support arts excellence and entrepreneurship

    The ArtsKC Fund supports arts on all levels, from emerging, to established, to virtuoso.

  • Stats at a glance

    Your support amplifies our support.


    What the arts infuse into the region yearly


    Raised for 2015 ArtsKC Fund Campaign


    Grants made in 2015


    Organizations currently support the campaign


    Full-time jobs available in the region because of the arts.


    2016 ArtsKC Fund Campaign goal.





    Henry Bloch

    Honorary Chair


    “I am honored to join ArtsKC in its mission to support the Kansas City
    creative community through the ArtsKC Fund,” 


    Our Leaders are Strong

    Steve McDowell, CEO of BNIM, and Henry Bloch, H&R Block founder, are leading the ArtsKC Fund Campaign.

    Meet Our Cabinet

    Flip Short, LegacyTouch; Steve McDowell, BNIM Architects and 2016 Campaign Chair; Jack Ovel, Bank of America; Darcy Stewart, JE Dunn Construction; Don Dagenais, Lathrop & Gage LLP; Mayor Eileen
    Weir, City of Independence; Stewart Stein, Stinson Leonard Street; and Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley.

  • Give More, Get MORE

    When you support the ArtsKC Fund Campaign, you get a lot in return. When you pledge at least $120 for the year, you become an ArtsKC Encounter member -- with access to free and discounted tickets to behind-the-scenes arts events that bring you closer to the art you support.

    What's An Encounter

    ArtsKC Encounters, presented by Community America Credit Union, are your backstage passes to Kansas Cit's vibrant arts community! When you become a member, you are eligible for free and discounted tickets to six unique events throughout the year. Each ArtsKC Encounter gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the region's artistic community and each evening includes cocktails and appetizers.











  •  Encounter Events

    Summertime Shanties | Saturday, July 9, 2016
    Platte County Courthouse Lawn, Platte City

    Opera Unmasked | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, Crossroads Arts District


    Art on the Route | Saturday, September 17, 2017
    Kansas City Streetcar Authority and Kansas City Artists Coalition


    Sweets and Songs | Friday, November 11, 2016
    Allegro Choirs of Kansas City Studios, Bonner Springs


    Royal Art and Architecture | Saturday, March 18, 2017
    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

    Folk Songs and Stories | Thursday, May 18, 2017
    The Writers Place, Kansas City

    Arts experiences may include a special tour at an artist's studio, a glimpse of a dress rehearsal, or the chance to meet the directors, choreographers, and technicians who make performances magical.

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