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Arts & Culture

Excellence, Access, Artists’ Environment, Public Advocacy and Arts in Education

Arts and culture organizations, from Theatre Atchison in Kansas to the Albrecht -Kemper
Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, are supported by the Francis Family Foundation.
www.theatreatchison.org; www.albrecht-kemper.org

A national gem, the American Jazz Museum helps keep Kansas City’s jazz history alive andconnected to new generations. www.americanjazzmuseum.org

The Performing Arts Series Art Education programs at Johnson County Community College extend beyond Johnson County in Kansas to serve more than 15,000 adults and children, many low income, throughout the region. www.jccc.edu

Accessible Arts in Kansas City, Kansas, collaborated with the Coterie Theatre in the world premiere play Country of the Blind. www.accessiblearts.org; www.coterietheatre.org

The Kansas City Art Institute continues to provide professional development opportunities for young and seasoned artists. KCAI alumni ignited and continue to fuel the renaissance of the Crossroads Art District. www.kcai.edu

ArtsKC Fund of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City engages new and increased funding to the arts community. www.ArtsKC.org

More than 130,000 students in school districts throughout Greater Kansas City participate in quality arts in education programs through Kansas City Young Audience’s Arts Partners. www.kcya.org

Small Arts Grant Fund

Recognizing the arts are more accessible when located within venues where people live and work, the Francis Family Foundation created the Small Arts Grant Fund. A wide range of grassroots programs are supported throughout the region.

Small Arts Grant Fund support, as well as more traditional Arts & Culture grants, is normally posted in “What’s New” on this website. Other years are archived and available below.

Fall 2017
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009
Fall 2008
Fall 2007
Fall 2006
Fall 2005