Latest Round of Grants for ArtsKC Fund

The ArtsKC Fund, like a United Way for the arts, raised nearly $732,000 during its annual spring workplace giving campaign and recently announced its latest round of grant recipients.

Kansas City, MO – Twenty established arts organizations, like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Unicorn Theatre, will receive $413,000 in Ovation Grants for operating expenses. And for 45 smaller projects and programs, like the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company and the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, it's nearly $161 thousand dollars in Catalyst Grants.

The ArtsKC fund is administered by the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City. The fund also distributes more than $32,000 in Inspiration grants in the spring, summer and fall to artists and arts professionals.

2008 Ovation Grant Recipients (from the The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City):
American Jazz Museum ? $22,986
Carlsen Center ? $18,789
Coterie Theatre ? $16,507
Folly Theatre ? $10,991
Friends of Chamber Music ? $10,966
Harriman-Jewell Series ? $12,522
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival ? $10,752
Kansas City Ballet ? $23,405
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey ? $16,599
Kansas City Repertory Theatre ? $29,016
Kansas City Symphony ? $37,937
Kansas City Young Audiences ? $21,545
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ? $23,390
Lyric Opera of Kansas City ? $19,686
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ? $55,452
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art ? $9,805
Paul Mesner Puppets ? $10,128
Quality Hill Playhouse ? $13,719
Starlight Theatre ? $38,259
Unicorn Theatre ? $10,971

2008 Catalyst Grant Recipients
Accessible Arts, Inc. ? $3,750
Actors Theatre of Kansas City ? $5,000
Arts Council of Johnson County ? $3,750
Arts Incubator ? $5,000
Barn Players ? $3,750
Chameleon Arts and Youth Development ? $3,750
Charlotte Street Foundation ? $5,000
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, Inc. ? $2,500
City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc. ? $1,915
Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City ? $3,750
Excelsior Springs High School ? $1,000
Fine Arts Chorale ? $1,000
Heartland Men's Chorus ? $5,000
Horizon Academy ? $1,000
Images Art Gallery ? $2,500
Jellybean Conspiracy ? $3,750
Kacico Dance ??? $3,000
Kansas City Art Institute ? $5,000
Kansas City Artists Coalition ? $5,000
Kansas City Chamber Orchestra ? $3,750
Kansas City Chorale ? $5,000
Kansas City Clay Guild ? $1,500
Kansas City Youth Jazz Inc. ? $5,000
Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities, Inc. ? $1,500
KC Fringe Inc. ? $5,000
KCPT - Public Television 19, Inc. ? $5,000
Mattie Rhodes Center ? $5,000
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre ? $3,750
Mid-America Arts Alliance ? $5,000
Music Theater for Young People ? $1,500
Octarium ? $1,772
Owen/Cox Dance Group ? $2,400
Puppetry Arts Institute ? $1,500
Quixotic Performance Fusion ? $5,000
reStart, Inc. ? $3,750
StoneLion Puppet Theatre ? $3,750
Storytellers, Inc. ? $1,500
The Theatre in the Park ? $5,000
Theatre for Young America ? $5,000
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance ? $5,000
UMKC Department of Theatre ? $3,750
Wonderscope Inc. ?? $2,500
Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company ? $5,000
Youth Symphony Association of Kansas City, Inc. ? $5,000
YWCA of Greater Kansas City ? $2,400