Participating Arts Organizations


Arts Partner Organizations work with KCYA to ensure children in Arts Partner Districts have access to the very best arts education programming available!



Accessible Arts

To foster creativity and provide educational opportunities for people with disabilities in an inclusive environment for all to engage, explore and enjoy the arts. 

American Jazz Museum 

This is where jazz lives. At the American Jazz Museum, it's all about the music. 

Coterie Theatre

To provide professional classic and contemporary theatre which challenges audience and artist and to provide educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

The mission of HASF is to make Shakespeare’s works accessible to a diverse audience through free professional theatre and educational programs. 

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra

From the beginning we have played the greatest music from the Baroque and Classical eras and beyond, with outstanding soloists, great venues and incredible musicians.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

To make dance accesible to all by teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and to model interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

To serve as one of the nation's leading theatres by producing innovative works that are diverse and timely, and to provide transformative educational services.

Kansas City Symphony

Our Mission: Great Performances for greater audiences.

Kansas City Young Audiences

To engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity and inspire success in education. 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, the Kemper exhibits, collects, and educates in a free and welcoming environment.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

To enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the region by offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences.

Mattie Rhodes Art Center & Gallery

Mattie Rhodes Center enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities in a respectful, multicultural environment. 

Mesner Puppet Theater

Innovative storytelling that captures imaginations and inspires communities.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Every day, in all we do, the Nelson-Atkins is committed to nurturing excellence, inspiring creativity, and building community through the power of art.

Theatre for Young America

To nourish the spirits and minds of young people through drama and to make these rich benefits available to all underserved populations.