Stay Informed and Engaged in Uncertain Times

In these uncertain times, KC Studio is here for you. Using information provided by local museums, galleries, arts organizations and artists, we’ve curated this page of resources to help our readers continue to enjoy the arts, connect with artists and support the arts organizations that need your help. This page will continue to be updated as we receive new content, so please return often!

Organizations and artists: If you would like to share your own virtual tours, online performances, donation links and more to this page, please send links and information to newsletter@kcstudio.org. Please continue sending us your press releases and information on cancellations. We will do our best to share your news through KC Studio‘s social media feeds.

–Guy Townsend, President and Publisher, KC Studio Magazine


Show your support for the arts in Kansas City with our free Zoom backgrounds.

We’ve collected some of our favorite photos of arts spaces around the Kansas City metro area and are making them available to our readers as Zoom backgrounds. Show your support for the arts in Kansas City from the comfort of your own home! Click here to download our free Zoom backgrounds now!

With the Stay at Home Order in effect, you can still visit many local museums and galleries online.

Did you know you can still visit the American Jazz Museum while social distancing? Thanks to Google Arts & Culture and Google Street View, exhibits are just a click away! Visit the virtual museum HERE.

You can also use the Google Arts & Culture app to explore The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the National WWI Museum and Memorial from home on your phone, as well as many local collections (including KC Studio!) on the Kansas City page.

Take a virtual tour of the Leopold Gallery by visiting their Facebook Watch page.

As part of InterUrban ArtHouses‘s ArtHouse @ Your House series, you can experience a virtual tour of the exhibition Her Art: Who Does She Think She Is?, an exhibition of local women artists, presented in collaboration with UMKC Women’s Center. During the video, click the “i” icon in the top, righthand corner to listen to artist statements recorded by the artists themselves, with more statements below. Click here to visit the exhibition.

Take a private digital tour of “Queen Nerfertari: Eternal Egypt” at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Liberty Artisan Market has videos of virtual gallery tours and continued artist interviews (along with some suggestions on some stay at home projects) on their Facebook page.

The Goethe Pop Up Kansas City presents a collection of striking images captured during the course of scientific research from some of the Max Planck Society’s work around the world. The exhibition can be experienced digitally until they reopen their space – hopefully soon! Until then, please follow the link here to experience the exhibit online.

Bring the history of any artwork to your smart device using the free Smartify app! Open and search for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to take a tour and browse the collection. Revisit your favorite galleries and gain deeper appreciation for the works you love, no textbook required. LEARN MORE

Enjoy a virtual tour of Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s education programs. HASF provides year-round programming and summer camps. Widening the reach of our education programs is vital to diversifying the Festival audience and fulfilling the mission of bringing Shakespeare to the largest segment of our community possible. They continue to hone workshops and provide more opportunities for year-round in school and after-school programs as part of the Arts Partners roster. The Festival offers year-round weekend classes to students aged 5 – 18 and acting intensives for adults.

You can also enjoy past Festival production photos and travel with costumed ambassador, “Good Will” through Kansas City in this slideshow. Every summer for the past twenty-seven years, HASF has constructed a stage and theatre space in Southmoreland Park where thousands of visitors come to see FREE professional Shakespeare productions. Families and friends gather under the trees to enjoy a picnic supper and are entertained by the Team Shakespeare’s parody, enriched by Show Talk, or have an enjoyable evening of conversation and community with friends and family before the play begins.

It’s a darn shame that Kansas City Artists Coalition will not be able to host their 25th Annual Undergraduate College Student Exhibition in KCAC galleries. But over the course of the next month they will be doing our best to give you a virtual exhibition experience via our social media accounts and our website. You can view each juried piece and Juror’s Essay by following this link . If you are interested in purchasing a work from this exhibition please call KCAC at 816-421-5222 or email jessicakcac@gmail.com They have also published a beautiful 30 page catalog of this exhibition, if you are interested in purchasing one for $15 please reach out.

The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center is posting new galleries weekly featuring artists that would have exhibited in Collect Level‘s first group exhibition. Click here to check it out! You can share and support @collectlevel on Instagram, and Facebook.

While the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is closed to the public, they’re encouraging people to view a video fly through of all the changes that are taking place during the renovation. Plans include a grand reopening later this year and the unveiling of a new 12,000 sq ft, permanent Truman exhibition.

Rachael Cozad Fine Art presents an Artsy online exclusive exhibition of prints and drawings by a contemporary master.  Click here to view “Luis Jiménez: Works on Paper.”

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art has a new mini tour of pieces and artists in its Western Collection. Subscribe to the AKMA Youtube channel for more mini tours.

Walk through Anne Austin Pearce’s solo exhibition, “Path”, located at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. “Path” is a series of paintings conceptually and physically grounded in the act of cutting apart and the evolution that process produces. The nine paintings in the exhibition began as one large work and evolved into nine inter-related works made of ink, acrylic and collage on paper. Take Virtual Tour NOW!

Watch even more exhibition tours at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art on YouTube…

State of the Art 2020 VR is a virtual version of the exhibition that allows the exhibition to live on long after it leaves the walls of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Momentary. The project was led by Shane Richey, creative director of production at Crystal Bridges, and produced by Prisma. In State of the Art 2020 VR, users can explore the galleries just as they would if they were visiting Crystal Bridges or the Momentary. Users are able to zoom in and out of artworks to explore details, read wall text, and see artworks in conversation with one another. EXPERIENCE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Or listen to local musicians online.

Missing your daily dose of JAZZ? American Jazz Museum is now on Spotify! Search AmericanJazzMuseum or click HERE for a growing list of specially curated playlists. From the hottest big bands on the KC scene right now, to swingin’ piano trios, they have your musical needs covered!

Have a listen to MTH Theater at Crown Center‘s spotify playlist featuring tunes from shows in consideration for their 2021 season!

Watch performances or presentations online or listen to a podcast.

Biting Nails, 2018, acrylic on aluminum mesh, 68 x 96 inches. Collection of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Adam Reich

MTH Theater at Crown Center is using this time to create videos about theater and theater artistry, and hoping you have time to watch them over the next few weeks. You can find the first video HERE, an excerpt from the CAROUSEL ballet on a rooftop overlooking Kansas City. Click here to visit their YouTube channel.

MTH has also started their own podcast, The Peanut Gallery, featuring conversations about professional theater and the performing arts. Listen in as they discuss theater trends, the business of theater, and the power of live theatrical experiences ~ while sharing stories, musings, and anecdotes about life on stage. The Peanut Gallery is hosted by longtime Theater producer, director, and actor Tim Scott, alongside nationally syndicated radio host and New York and Broadway tour guide, George Harter. Click here to listen.

On February 7, 2020, artist Summer Wheat gave a lecture on her large scale painting work. The artist talk coincided with the opening weekend of “Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears” at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (read Nan Chisholm’s review for KC Studio here). She shared stories from her youth in Oklahoma and her journey to invent new and ingenious methods of creating paintings inspired by medieval tapestries and mysterious artifacts. Click here to experience this artist talk again for the first time.

While Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are still ways to create art with items found around your home! Visit their Art Videos page for projects, updated weekly. Share your creations on social media using the hashtags #KCVirtualPlaydates and #KemperMuseum!

InterUrban ArtHouse‘s ArtHouse @ Your House series is a FREE live stream series designed to provide a way to stay inspired and share a sense of community during these uncertain and isolating times! They are regularly adding new events, so check their website for the most up to date calendar. Events will live stream on Facebook at facebook.com/interurbanarthouse.

You can still listen to New Letters on the Air on KCUR 89.3 FM, Sundays at 6:30 a.m. You can also subscribe to the New Letters on the Air free weekly podcast via Apple Podcasts and Stitcher or stream their current show, as well as hundreds of archive programs, on their website.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial has a YouTube channel filled with hundreds of lectures and presentations.

The Kansas City Public Library always offers a variety of popular digital services, giving you access to an extensive collection of eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming music, movies, and TV, and other great resources. During the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Library is working with providers to not only ensure you can continue to enjoy these services, but to also expand available items, temporarily increase borrowing limits, and more. You can get the things you want to read, watch, listen to, or learn from while responsibly practicing social distancing… all for free with your Library card. Visit the Digital Branch to explore all of the services available to you. They’ve highlighted a few services of note on this page.

All Mid-Continent Public Library locations will be closed until further notice. Learn more about MCPL’s response to COVID-19. MCPL virtual branch is available 24/7. Some particular MCPL resources that might be of interest:

Join Mesner Puppet Theater online for Puppets at 2!  Every week day (Mon-Fri) at 2pm, you and your family can enjoy videos of fun mini-shows, projects, and other activities. They will post each video on their Facebook page and on their YouTube channel. New videos will be premiering now through mid-April.

Bach Aria Soloists are posting videos of past live performances to their Facebook page.

Although the Kansas City Zoo remains closed to the public for now, they want to make sure that you still get plenty of time with the animals that call it home. Follow their Facebook page for videos and other daily glimpses of the Zoo to bring you smiles in these challenging times. If those short videos aren’t enough for you, then tune into live animal cams, where you can keep an eye on the animals 24/7.

Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden™, has launched a series of new digital content initiatives to stay connected with its community while approximately 75% of Americans have been directed to shelter-in-place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. While Powell Gardens is closed to the public until further notice in order to keep its community safe and comply with the direction of local officials, it can remain a bright spot in news feeds and inboxes, providing beautiful, useful, and calming content. To access this new content, follow @PowellGardens on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and subscribe for biweekly email updates.

Opus 76 has launched a weekly podcast –  The Opus 76 Quartet: Routine Recital. This free Podcast (available now on Apple podcasts and all other platforms) will feature a live recording of a Quartet performance of ours, as well as spoken programme notes written by Classical radio presenter Michael Keelan. Listen and subscribe today on Apple podcasts and all other platforms.

Harmony Project KC‘s Anniversary: 5 Years of Music Access for All, recording of performance from March 7, 2020 with Guest Conductor Jason Seber, KC Symphony and Forte Ensemble Conductor: Selene Hernandez, HPKC, Guest Musicians: KC Symphony, KC Civic Orchestra, KC Jazz Orchestra. Click here to watch/listen!

Local actor R.H. “Holis” Wilhoit has started a podcast in which he contacts other artists in town to discuss how they’re getting through this pandemic. The conversations are loosely based around three questions: Listen/subscribe to Hollis Makes A Phone Call through Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Linda Hall Library is more than just an extensive collection of science and technology resources, they also have some very beautiful images in their collection. Click here to download, print, and share their FREE public domain images for coloring!

Please enjoy this selection from the Lyric Opera archives, from their 2013 production of Jun Kaneko’s The Magic Flute, starring Kathryn Lewek as a fierce Queen of the Night, plus Kansas City’s own Daniel Belcher as Papageno, and featuring Daniel’s daughter Madeline as one of the chicks!

Nothing beats live theatre—but until we can meet again under the stars, we’re thrilled that Neflix, Amazon, PBS and other streaming services and apps are able to satiate our Broadway cravings at home. Starlight Theatre has compiled a list of favorite family-friendly Broadway shows that have been filmed live to stream-there’s truly something for everyone! Click here to watch now!

Hosted by KCAT Director of Development and Marketing, Matt Sameck, Kansas City: Actors, Theatre takes a behind-the-scenes look at the people and processes of bringing artist-led, professional theatre to Kansas City audiences. In the first episode, KCAT Artistic Committee Chair John Rensenhouse talks about the process for selecting a season and what people have to look forward to in Season 16. Check it out, and feel free to send feedback, along with what you might like to hear about in future episodes!

The Midwest Chamber Ensemble is posting new and archived videos 4 to 6 times a week on their Facebook fundraising page.

Watch the Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra perform “Morning” from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg. Visit the LS Symphony YouTube channel for more live performance videos!

Please enjoy Bach Aria Soloists‘ Virtual Performance Experiment of Bach’s Presto from Sonata #2 for Violin & Klavier in A Major. And be sure to visit their YouTube channel for even more live performance videos!

The Kansas City Ballet has launched KCBallet@Home to share special moments from past performances and other exclusive content via theirsocial media pages. Visit the KCBallet@Home for a full list of resources.

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre has content from interviews conducted by Stuart Carden with cast/crew of Frankenstein: A Ghost Story and Legacy Land (originally Facebook Live videos) available on YouTube for viewing pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/user/kansascityrep

David Wayne Reed publicly released his stunning film Eternal Harvest for Earth Day last week. The musical score was composed by Ensemble Iberica director, Beau Bledsoe. Click here to watch NOW! Ensemble Iberica artistic director, Beau Bledsoe also recently streamed this solo guitar concert for Village Presbyterian Church on April 23rd. Watch till the end and witness Ensemble Iberica’s newest up-and-coming musician! 

Kansas City Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager, Justin White, created a video as an “instrument’ demo to discuss his job. Click here to watch now!

Also: experience exclusive recordings of your Kansas City Symphony plus commentary and interviews with Music Director Michael Stern, guest artists, conductors and members of the orchestra. Host E.J. Becker leads a musical journey you’ll hear nowhere else. LISTEN NOW!

Visit the Nelson-Atkins @Home page for at-home activities and more from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City‘s Digital Film Haus is celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life and will be accompanied by online Q&A’s with some of the films’ directors via Zoom. Find more information about dates and availability here.

In 2019-2020, Park University’s International Center for Music had an amazing five students win top prizes in some the most prestigious international music competitions in the world. This is a success ratio not enjoyed by other music conservatories in the country. It is also the most award winners that Park University has celebrated in a single academic year since it’s inception in 2003. You can watch their performances in the comfort of your home and at your leisure. Watch students’ videos here today!

TeDeum Chamber Choir are thrilled to share their virtual choir project “Great Flowing River,” composed by James Eakin, with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri. Click here to watch NOW.

Sign up for an online class.

The Clever Clarinetist is thrilled to announce discounted online lessons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic! Click here to learn more about lessons and enroll today!

The Coterie Theatre School is offering its Spring session of drama classes as live, interactive online instruction. Now available to youth nationwide, The Coterie’s classes are led by our staff of trained teaching artists and are focused on a process-based curriculum. Classes for age three through grade 12begin on Saturday, April 4, with additional classes starting on a staggered schedule throughout April 2020. Click here for more information.

Youth Symphony of Kansas City musicians are now able to learn from our dedicated conductors in an online setting! Our team has been busy during the last couple of weeks creating ways for our musicians to connect, converse and share their love for music with one another virtually through Google Classroom. Current participants received access information last week.  If you are a current musician or parent and have questions about YSKC Online, please contact Mackenzie Brazier at mbrazier@youthsymphonykc.org.

Polly McCann and New Thing Art Studio are offering the following online workshops:

  • Online Poetry Workshops for Creatives for National Poetry Month
    Morning and evening poetry workshops. Join Polly Alice for new prompts, poetic tools, celebrated forms, rewriting, and a poet of the day. Find new friends in your group, and receive encouraging editorial feedback. A fun time to connect and explore language.
  • Online Dream Journaling Workshops
    Not
    just journaling, it’s how to identify your personal dream symbols as well as the common best practices for having a dream group. Connect. Get energy, insight and direction for your daily life decisions, from dreams.

The Goethe Pop Up Kansas City will be hosting their book club digitally via ZOOM until they reopen their space. Join them online this month on 4/28 at 6pm to discuss Robert Menasse’s The Capital, Winner of the 2018 German Book Prize. Find more details here. While their event space is temporarily closed to the public, the German Conversation Group will continue meeting digitally and weekly over ZOOM. The group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels. Find more details here.

The Museum at Prairiefire is excited to announce the new STEAM AT HOME Program. Each Tuesday they will release two STEAM AT HOME educational activities, videos and resources for parents and educators to use with children at home. You can choose activities for ages 3-5, and for ages 6-10. The first three lesson topics include SNEAKY SHADOWS, BEES AND POLLINATION, and THE SCIENCE OF SOAP. STEAM at Home

Keep music an integral part of your at-home learning with resource guides full of activities and suggested listening, learn about instruments of the orchestra, what makes their sound and what different the parts of the instrument are called, have a question, send it to the Kansas City Symphony, and they’ll get you the inside skinny from the right musician, PLUS an all-new podcast will keep you engaged and laughing. Finally, make time for the special short performances  your world-class orchestra has been creating while we’re all at home with the Kansas City Symphony.

Barry Teghtmeyer, one of the Nelson-Atkins Museum‘s beloved Ford Learning Center teachers, is here to help you learn to draw and paint from the safety of your home. LEARN MORE

MTH Theater at Crown Center collaborator Kenny Personett shares a tutorial teaching original choreography set to the Broadway musical, Hadestown. Info on Empire Dance Academy HERE

Over the past few weeks MTH Theater at Crown Center has been diligently working on their virtual classroom to supplement your “education-at-home” efforts. It’s TOTALLY FREE and there’s some fun, creative content for kids of all ages. Check it out!

Kansas City Ballet School is happy to offer live virtual studio classes through Zoom. As a thank you to our clients and community, all of the virtual studio classes will be FREE for the remainder of April 2020. Studio classes are designed for teens and adults with varying levels or no experience, who are interested in the fun and fitness of dance. Register for a class NOW!

Give your son or daughter *dramatic* license! Join the Coterie Theatre online with their JUST LAUNCHED virtual, process-based drama classes led by trained teaching artists. NOW ENROLLING Age 3 thru Grade 12: www.thecoterie.org

Spanning centuries, styles and places of origin, the Van Ackeren Collection of Religious Art at Rockhurst University is something of a treasure on campus. Explore pieces from the Van Ackeren Collection as part of an ongoing series called Work of Art Wednesdays, a sort of virtual gallery talk hosted by the Center for Arts and Letters over the course of nine weeks. To sign up to receive a Work of Art Wednesday email each week, visit this page. And like the Center for Arts and Letters Facebook page to follow the conversation each week.

Kansas City Young Audiences has been working hard to find innovative ways to inspire your kids this summer! They’ve got something for every kid:

  • Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • 4-year olds through teenagers
  • Morning and Afternoon sessions
  • Camps (50 minutes per day for one week), or Classes (once per week for 8-weeks)
  • Private Instruction

Click here to learn more and enroll!

MTH Theater at Crown Center has made the bold decision to re-invent their entire summer camp program to be distributed virtually. They have re-imagined and re-invented the curriculum specifically for digital engagement. Each camp remains uniquely different; however, this is an opportunity to do new things that never could have been done in person. Virtual photography, animation, and multi-media final performances viewable by relatives all over the world! View all camps now!

Purchase art online from your favorite artists.

A Very Shelfie Coloring Book, from Kate Shroeder Ceramics, is an 8.5” x 11”, 20 page book printed on 32 lb paper. It best for dry media. It was also designed so you can color the cover of the book as well. Like all her work, this book ships for free. Click here to check it out!

Belger Arts Center is launching a regular series of flash sales that will give you the ability to purchase artists’ work at a special price and help keep fuel in the creative engines. Please check “The Shop” portion of their website soon for upcoming flash sale events!

Kansas City designer Katie Minion of DoodleStation has created a Kansas City Coloring Book to help fight back against the toll COVID-19 is taking on Kansas City. 100% of sales will go to support Crossroads Community Kitchen.

The entire coloring book is available for $9 and individual coloring pages are also available, for $1 each, featuring twelve Kansas City landmarks (like Arrowhead Stadium, Liberty Memorial, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art!). It can be printed at home and colored with pencils or markers, or you can download the files to your tablet and color them digitally.

Click here to download the Kemper Museum coloring book page FOR FREE, and get inspired. And then click here to purchase the Kansas City Coloring Book to support a good cause and keep your creativity going.

The ART CARE PACKAGE is designed to support local visual artists in these difficult times. Cerbera Gallery has partnered with emerging, mid-career and established artists to carefully curate a subscription-based care package containing four small artworks that will be shipped (or hand-delivered) to the patron (YOU!).⁠ The first subscription includes artwork from Laura Nugent, Angie Jennings, Melanie Sherman, and Katherine Bello. After paying participating artists, Cerbera Gallery will DONATE ALL PROCEEDS (minus shipping costs) of its share to the KANSAS CITY ARTISTS COALITION. Subscribe NOW for an ART CARE PACKAGE.

Leopold Gallery commissioned artist Gary Wilks to create this painting in raising money for the COVID-19 Funds at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Boys & Girls Club of KC. They’ll raise funds through the sale of prints on canvas and paper. Leopold’s goal is $50,000. They’re also donating prints-on-canvas to all the hospitals in KC. To learn more contact Leopold Gallery:  info@leopoldgallery.com / 816.333.3111  Or just go to this link.

Donate to your favorite arts organizations and help them stay afloat during this tough time and beyond.

Send MTH Theater at Crown Center a special gift at by clicking HERE to help fill the widening gap in revenue.

Kansas City Young Audiences teaching artists are the backbone of the organization. Due to COVID-19, KCYA had to cease our operations at the Community School of the Arts and in all the schools on both sides of the state line. The total impact is still unknown, but they expect that appproximately 70 teaching artists will lose more than $58,000 in income by the end of May. As freelancers and independent contractors, if teaching artists don’t work, they can’t earn the money they need to live. They need your support. Click here to donate to the Teaching Artist Emergency Fund now. 100% of donations will go directly to the affected teaching artists!

In these very difficult times, The Folly Theater is asking that those who can give consider becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly donation of $5, $10, or whatever you feel you can give makes a sustainable impact. Click here to donate.

Please consider a financial gift to help Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre through this challenging time. Not everyone can afford $100 right now, but your support in any amount helps keep the lights on as they work to have The Warwick primed and ready to go when the time is right. Better days ARE coming. Click here to donate.

Midwest Music Foundation is running their 4th Annual donation drive April 4-11. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, MMF will be using funds generated by this drive to help those affected both financially by lost wages and with health issues related to the coronavirus. Click here to donate.

The Living Room Theatre is still raising funds for their transition to The Black Box in the West Bottoms via this online portal. Theatre League has generously offered to match all donations up to $25,000. If you feel that you are able, any few dollars you can contribute would be infinitely appreciated.

As a non-profit, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey depends on the generosity ofpatrons and supporters to deliver programs that help transform the lives of more than 25,000 each year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by clicking here to help them launch dynamic programming when social distancing is past.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival appreciates continued support from the community. If you are able, please consider a donation. $5, $10, or whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. Or buy a Charlie Hustle shirt – it’s soft and lets you show your KC Shakes support even from a safe 6’ distance! Click HERE to DONATE. Click HERE to order your SHIRT.

The sewing labs based in Kansas City is also on the front lines in a leadership role creating personal protective equipment.  They have joined with two other dynamic organizations, KC Helps and the Million Masks Challenge KC, to accept donations of supplies and financial support.  Click here to learn more about this project and make a donation. The Mask Project – The Sewing Labs

In an effort to help alleviate the COVID-19 related economic strain facing our community, KC Arts Space Fund Coalition has organized a Mutual Aid Fundraiser to support incubators of creativity in Kansas City. DIY, artist-run, and cooperative spaces have been particularly hard hit by the recent closures of businesses, large gatherings, and public events. The goal is to help grassroots arts & culture spaces make ends meet by offering Emergency Relief Grants up to $500. Funding priority will be given to venues/spaces which serve BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Immigrant Communities. Any donation you are able to make will go a long way in aiding Kansas City’s creative community. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Help ease financial worries a bit by donating a gift to Kansas City Chorale‘s “Sponsor a Singer Fund.”  They have a fundraising goal of $15,000 that will allow them to compensate their singers through the end of the season despite the concert cancellations. A gift of any size in support of this effort would be greatly appreciated.  Click here to donate and help keep KC Chorale singers financially healthy as they weather this storm together.

Your donations to the Kansas City Symphony will help sustain the Symphony during this time and allow the Symphony continue operating and planning for the future. Give by June 30 and your new or increased donation will be doubled by anonymous donors. >> kcsymphony.org

Looking for ways to help the Kansas City Ballet? Click here to learn more and become a KC Ballet Hero.

Like many arts organizations, Midwest Chamber Ensemble has had to cancel the remaining concerts in their 2019|20 season with the coronavirus pandemic and they need some help offsetting those costs. They hope that you enjoy the digital performances by MCE musicians and appreciate donations in any amount! Thank you for your support.

Help the American Jazz Museum continue to deliver great digital content, share stories, and celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz! Your much-needed support makes waves of impact in our local community and beyond. Consider sustaining the American Jazz Museum’s mission with a donation today!

You can donate to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre at https://ticketing.kcrep.org/donate/contribute1?ct=2

Spinning Tree Theatre is more reliant than ever on individual donations. You’re invited to support a planned 10th Anniversary Season featuring Kansas City premieres of plays and musicals that reflect the diversity of Kansas City and feature our city’s brightest stars. Click here to support Spinning Tree Theatre.

For the past 44 years, the Kansas City Artists Coalition has diligently advocated on behalf of the arts AND the artists. KCAC supports artists at every level of their career, connects artists with their audience and works to provide art for all. Over the past four decades, the Artists Coalition has weathered tough times and during these times of uncertainty, there is a fundamental truth that together we can do extraordinary things! DONATE TODAY: Click here and make a one time OR monthly donation to KCAC! Help KCAC keep the doors open and the arts thriving through these unprecedented times.

The Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College needs your support. During these trying times the arts are being challenged. Please consider making a contribution to help keep the Carlsen Center strong. LEARN MORE

In response to the severe financial impact of the pandemic on Kansas City’s regional artist community, Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council have partnered to provide more than $150,000 in emergency aid provided directly to artists in the form of $1,000 Rocket Relief Emergency Grants to Artists. The Rocket Relief Fund is now working to raise additional funds to support more artists. You can help by donating to their GoFundMe campaign! For every $1,000 raised, another artist in need will receive critical support in this unprecedented time of need. DONATE NOW!

From its beginning, donations to The Epsten Gallery have provided the resources to achieve the vision of communities and generations coming together through the arts and also to sustain the outstanding quality of The Epsten Gallery exhibitions and programming. Donate to The Epsten Gallery today!


Explore more online resources for the arts throughout Missouri.

Creative Missouri from Missouri Arts Council offers two kinds of online experiences:

  • VIRTUAL ARTS EVENTS taking place only on certain dates and at defined times.
  • ONGOING RESOURCES like a well-stocked video channel or an online portal to a museum’s permanent collection.

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