KCUR Arts
3:10 pm
Thu July 10, 2008

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