Mayor's Task Force for the Arts http://kcur.org en Proposed Kansas City Budget Supports Arts Funding http://kcur.org/post/proposed-kansas-city-budget-supports-arts-funding <p>Kansas City City Manager Troy Schulte submitted his official proposed budget for 2014-2015 to Mayor Sly James Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The plan calls for an overall 2.7 percent increase in spending. About 40 percent of that $37 million increase will go to start fully funding the city's share of its long underfunded employee pensions.</p><p>Basic services budgets remain at about 2013-2014 levels, but cuts are planned in the municipal court and in jobs at City Hall.</p><p>Schulte did include funds to meet a council commitment to increase spending for arts programs by $325,000.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:05:36 +0000 Steve Bell & Laura Spencer 49847 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Arts Task Force Presents Findings To Mayor http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-arts-task-force-presents-findings-mayor <p></p><p>After about two years of research, work and community engagement, Kansas City Mayor Sly James' Task Force for the Arts presented <a href="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B473ABP2I3iZSHBVdWw1M292Rk0/edit">its findings</a> on Thursday during the City Council’s business session.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:15:44 +0000 Laura Spencer & Steve Bell 47352 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Arts Task Force Presents Findings To Mayor Recommendations For The Future Of Arts And Culture In KC http://kcur.org/post/recommendations-future-arts-and-culture-kc <p>Kansas City, Mo. started a collaborative process in January 2013 when the public was invited to a series of brainstorming sessions to map out the city’s role in arts and culture. Top recommendations were announced on Monday.</p><p>The draft report, revealed in the auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza branch, includes 10 goals, with strategies based on public input and subcommittees of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EnvisionACKC">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a>.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:38:25 +0000 Laura Spencer 40226 at http://kcur.org Recommendations For The Future Of Arts And Culture In KC Pat Jordan On The Future Of Arts In KC http://kcur.org/post/pat-jordan-future-arts-kc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The co-chair of the </span><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/vision-taking-shape-kcs-arts-and-culture-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a woman who’s been a formidable presence in Kansas City’s art scene since the early </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Pat Jordan is best known for leading the <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/aptly-named-gem-theater-celebrates-100-years" target="_blank">revival of the 1912 Gem Theatre</a> on 18<sup>th</sup> and Vine.&nbsp; &nbsp;She’s also opened galleries and organized arts programs for youth. The Missouri Arts Council recently recognized Jordan’s contributions by awarding her the “Leadership in the Arts” award.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:37:03 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 34042 at http://kcur.org Pat Jordan On The Future Of Arts In KC A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan http://kcur.org/post/vision-taking-shape-kcs-arts-and-culture-plan <p>In January, the <a href="http://www.kcmomentum.com/">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a> launched a series of meetings - at community centers, nature centers, libraries and other venues - to try to map out a vision for Kansas City’s arts and cultural policy. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 33806 at http://kcur.org A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan Data Collected On Future Of Arts In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/data-collected-future-arts-kansas-city-0 <p>More than 20 community meetings took place across Kansas City last week – morning, noon and night – to discuss the future of the city’s arts and cultural policy. It’s the first comprehensive review since 1997. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 31329 at http://kcur.org Data Collected On Future Of Arts In Kansas City Improving The Arts In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/improving-arts-kansas-city-0 <p>For the first time in 15 years, Kansas City, Mo. is examining its arts-related policies through <a href="http://content.mindmixer.com/Live/Projects/KansasCityMO/files/48506/MayorsTaskForcefortheArts_Summary.pdf?634939637014700000">Mayor Sly James' Task Force for the Arts</a>. This task force is composed of important political members from the city and a variety of artists and advocates for the arts in Kansas City. The task force launched the <a href="http://www.kcmomentum.com/">Envision Arts &amp; Culture KC campaign</a> Monday night, which is the first step in trying to make the arts a more prominent and meaningful part of life in Kansas City.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:51:35 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31207 at http://kcur.org Improving The Arts In Kansas City Mayor's Task Force For The Arts Kicks Off Conversation http://kcur.org/post/mayors-task-force-arts-kicks-conversation <p>This week marked the launch of a series of public meetings – at community centers, libraries, churches, a museum, an art gallery, even a police station - to discuss the future of the arts in Kansas City. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:37:58 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 31095 at http://kcur.org Mayor's Task Force For The Arts Kicks Off Conversation Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus http://kcur.org/post/discussing-future-downtown-arts-campus <p>In September 2011, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced "<a href="http://www.big5kc.com/the-big-5/">the Big 5</a>," ideas the city would champion, ranging from revitalizing the urban core to boosting medical research.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:06:40 +0000 Laura Spencer 23988 at http://kcur.org Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus