Dear Friend of the Arts,


Imagine you’re a young mother whose child loves to dance but you can’t quite afford dance classes. Imagine you’re a teacher whose students thrive when the arts are integrated into their science or math lessons but your school doesn’t have the funding to bring teaching artists into the classroom. Or imagine you’re an artist who’d like to learn how to teach students and share your art with the next generation, but don’t know where to find that kind of training. Your gift to Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) helps fulfill the dreams and aspirations of that mother (and her child), teacher and artist.


Whether a first time or longtime supporter, we hope we can count on your year-end gift to ensure future generations of underserved children and youth will experience the transformational power the arts can spark in a child’s life. This has been an incredible year for KCYA! With your support, KCYA served 15,000 more K -12 students than last year! 



The Arts Make a Difference! Studies show that the process of creating art actually helps support children in almost all areas of their development. KCYA programs create a lasting impact in the lives of underserved children and ultimately equip them with the tools they need to thrive. The arts make schools better places to learn, increase student achievement and build stronger communities. 



KCYA works with more than 100 teaching artists to deliver high quality arts education workshops, performances, and classes in nearly all creative genres to students in hundreds of schools across the Kansas City region.


Your generosity supports KCYA’s mission to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education and helps sustain in school and after school programs, Arts Partners, and the Community School of the Arts. 


As KCYA grows, so do our fiscal needs—but with your help, we can give a student, a teacher, or a school the gift of arts education. Please make your tax-deductible gift of any amount today! Also, employer matching funds double the impact of your gift. Check with your company for a Matching Gift Program opportunity. 


With your gift, we can dance into 2024 with joy, assured that we have the resources needed to deliver critical arts education programming.