The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced its "Big Five" - five ideas to move the region forward. The project launched in 2010, collecting nearly 200 suggestions. The list was narrowed down to 20 in July - and many of those ideas were related to arts and culture (including moving the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance downtown, which made the top 5).
Kansas City, Mo. – KCUR's Laura Spencer spoke with the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City's Harlan Brownlee about one idea that's already underway: creating a regional cultural plan.
In August, Brownlee invited members of the arts, education, business, and government sectors to discuss the issue at an arts summit.