Integrating the Arts and Education Since 1961!
Founded in 1961, KCYA’s original mission was to bring classical music programs to area school children. Since that time, KCYA has expanded to deliver programs in all arts disciplines including music, dance, theatre, creative writing and visual arts through partnerships with professional Teaching Artists and Arts Partners. KCYA helps schools provide arts programs to their students as well as operates the Community School of the Arts which provides children the opportunity to further explore their own artistic and creative abilities beyond the regular school day. Serving more than 5 million in its history, KCYA is the largest provider of arts programs in the Kansas City area and one of the largest members of the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network.
Get Smart with the Arts
Get Smart with the Arts is a video project that features Kansas City Young Audiences students demonstrating the value of arts education programs.
These charming videos were developed by the teaching artists and students in conjunction with Kansas City Public Television (KCPT).