KC Arts Partners Participating Organizations

Kansas City Arts Partners program consists of 15 of the best arts organizations in the community.


Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts fosters creativity and provides educational opportunities for people with disabilities while hosting an inclusive environment for all to ENGAGE, EXPLORE and ENJOY the ARTS. 

American Jazz Museum

Our drive is to build upon the great efforts of those who laid the groundwork in advancing the excellent musical traditions that were established decades ago in this very neighborhood.  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. We seek to open lines of communication between races, sexes and generations by redefining children’s theatre to include families and diverse audiences.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

The mission of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival 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

The mission of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is making dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s mission is to serve the greater Kansas City area as one of the nation's leading regional professional theatres by producing innovative works that are diverse, literate, and timely, and by providing transformative educational and community services.

Kansas City Symphony

Our Mission: Great Performances for greater audiences.

Kansas City Young Audiences, Inc.

The mission of Kansas City Young Audiences is to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity and inspire success in education. 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The primary objectives of the Museum are to stimulate dialogue, to foster understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art, and to present significant works of art as educational resources.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City exists 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 bridges cultures and communities through arts, mental health and social services. We empower individuals and families through culturally competent, bilingual services in a respectful and compassionate environment.


Mesner Puppet Theater

Our mission at the Mesner Puppet Theater is to perform quality, humorous, honest, and entertaining productions of classic and contemporary stories that stir the imagination and creativity as well as educate children, families, and educators in the art of live puppetry.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent.

Theatre for Young America

Theatre for Young America's mission is to nurture the educational and emotional growth of young people through drama.  Theatre for Young America also seeks to:(1) to nourish the spirits, bodies and minds of young people and associated adults through drama amd (2) to make these rich benefits available to all socio-economic levels and all traditionally underserved populations.

  • Kansas City Young Audiences

    3732 Main St
    Kansas City, MO 64111


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