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Category Archives: Arts & Culture

November 2014 Board Meeting

In November, the Board of Directors approved 60 grants totaling $780,000, underscoring the Foundation’s overall grantmaking strategy to support and advocate for development of the greater Kansas City area as a creative regional hub for excellence in Arts & Culture. More information about the 2013-2017 Strategic Framework regarding Arts & Culture can be found at…
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ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council advocates and supports the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region. The Foundation supports their mission through an annual general operating grant. To learn more, watch the 2014 ArtsKC video below.   http://vimeo.com/111011575
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November 2013 Board Meeting

In November, the Board of Directors approved 76 grants totaling $848,750 focusing primarily on organizations that meet the new Strategic Framework regarding Arts and Culture, which can be found at About Us/Strategic Plan. The key measurements of the 2013-2017 Strategic Framework regarding Arts and Culture are:  (1) Increase percentage of schools with meaningful Arts in Education experiences…
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November 2012 Board Meeting

At the Foundation’s November 2012 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved 77 grants totaling $965,000 for arts and culture organizations and programs in Greater Kansas City. Highlights of the 30 grants to large and mid-sized arts and culture organizations include: 1.  $100,000 increase for the Musical Bridges program of the UMKC Conservatory of Music…
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