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.
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
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.