KCYA Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2021


Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA), founded in 1961, is pleased to announce 60 years of providing high-quality arts education programs for the children in greater Kansas City.


Our founders understood the lasting importance of quality arts education. With this foresight, they set out on a mission that has, to date, served more than 6 million children and youth throughout the greater Kansas City area! 60 years into this journey, KCYA remains committed to engaging all youth in the arts, promoting creativity and inspiring success in education.


We will celebrate our anniversary all year long with a number of Community Events and a Campus Improvement Project. We hope you can join us throughout the year to celebrate the power of Arts Education!


KCYA History


Learn more about our 60 year history.

Campus Improvements

Creating a Vibrant, Welcoming Space for our Community

We love our home in Midtown and want it to reflect the inspiring work we do within! So, we're planning some projects that will spice up the exterior and create a more vibrant, functional outdoor space for our students and families to enjoy.

Arts al Fresco! A Family Festival and other Events

We will host our 60th Anniversary celebration on August 28!

KCYA will present a number of community events throughout the year designed to engage new audiences and convene old friends. Join us!

KCYA Programming Today

The work we do in schools, and in our facility

This has certainly been a difficult year, but it has also been inspiring. Our mission continues to motivate us because now, more than ever, children need the arts to fuel their minds and lift their spirits.

Donate Now or become a 60th Anniversary Sponsor!

Support the 60th Anniversary Campaign

Donors and volunteers are the bedrock of our 60-year history. Whether underwriting a benefit concert, or by providing a pair of tiny ballet slippers, your donations truly sustain KCYA. We are once again calling on loyal donors and friends to mark this milestone 60th Anniversary by supporting our Campus Improvements, Community Events, or Arts Education Programs.



Our Generous Sponsors