Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City

Arts & Culture
3:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

ArtsKC Announces Move To Crossroads

ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council will be relocating this summer to the Crossroads Arts District, near a cluster of restaurants, shops and galleries, such as Hammerpress, Town Topic, and Kemper at the Crossroads.
Credit Laura Spencer / KCUR

ArtsKC, the arts council for the Kansas City metro area, announced a move Monday from downtown to the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Mo.

The new location, at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Baltimore, places the 15-year-old organization squarely in the center of a thriving arts and cultural scene.

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Business & Tech
10:19 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Arts Hold Steady Despite Recession

Randy Mason, KCPT's Executive Producer of Cultural Affairs, moderates questions from the audience at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with (left to right): Harlan Brownlee, Allan Gray, and Paul Tyler.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Two national studies released Thursday in Kansas City provide an overview of the arts ecology of the metropolitan area. By all accounts, the arts boosted the local economy despite the economic downturn.

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Arts & Culture
2:22 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Creating a Regional Cultural Plan

Words from the discussion during the Regional Cultural Planning session in August.
image courtesy of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City

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).

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