In Sunday’s (7/19) Kansas City Star , Alice Thorson writes, “As arts groups nationwide struggle to survive the economic downturn, 59 Kansas City organizations recently got some good news. The ArtsKC Fund recently awarded almost $350,000 in grants to groups on both sides of the state line, from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which netted the biggest grant of $36,487, to the Kansas City, Kan.-based Arts in Prison Inc. That group received $2,047 to do arts programs in area prisons. ArtsKC supports the arts across the board, from theater, jazz and classical music to puppetry and ballroom dancing, from big museums to smaller community efforts. … After the Nelson, the largest grants went to the Kansas City Symphony ($23,662) and Starlight Theatre ($21,296). KC Rep, the KC Ballet, the Lyric Opera and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art got grants in the $14,000 to $17,000 range.”

Posted July 20, 2009