Kansas City Arts Partners


Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, our mission continues to inspire us. We are determined to find innovative ways to connect children with arts experiences wherever – and however - their schooling is taking place.


If your school, community center, or other program is open for in-person programming we have artists who are ready to deliver their quality arts programs. Read more about our policies.


If your school or other program is operating virtually – we are working directly with our teaching artists to develop, rehearse, and implement student-focused Virtual Arts Experiences to be available very soon. Contact Jenny at JRuark@kcya.org



The Arts Partners program combines the high-quality programs of Kansas City Young Audiences with educational resources of Kansas City's best arts organizations to enhance the education of students.

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Two principles guide the Arts Partners program:

  • Children succeed when schools make the arts integral to basic education.
  • Every child deserves equal access to the arts.


Why join Arts Partners?

  • Specific attention of a trained coordinator to help you pick the best programs for every grade level
  • Simplicity and efficiency of installment billing
  • Preferred scheduling 




"We believe Arts Partners is one of the primary opportunities
for underserved children to experience the richness of
Kansas City’s wonderful arts organizations.  Kids can
experience beautiful music and a variety of outstanding
theatre, puppetry, storytelling and also incredible paintings
and sculpture. These programs bring life to children’s studies
and will bring memorable activities that strengthen knowledge
like math, science and English."

Robert L. Bloch - Program Officer, H&R Block Foundation


For more information, please contact Jenny Ruark, Arts Partners Coordinator at 816.531.4022 ext. 1009.



Learn more about the Arts Partner Organizations