Sunday, January 9, 2011

ArtsKC January News

Come one, Come all to the GREATEST ArtsKC Awards Luncheon on Earth!

Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up and reserve your seats at the Greatest ArtsKC Awards Luncheon on Earth!
Event Date: Friday, January 28th
Showtime: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: The enclosed stage at Starlight Theater

Don't delay! Click HERE to reserve your seats today or call 816-994-9223. (Individual seats start at $75.)]

For more information about ArtsKC Award Honorees, Dazzling & Daring Featured Visual Artist and Death Defying Performers, click here.

Inspiration Grants Awarded to Eight KC Artists
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Directors approved $6,219 in new ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Award funding for eight projects by local artists. These awards mark the final round of Inspiration awards for the 2010 grant cycle, bringing the total of all Inspiration awards made this year to $19,969.

"We are very pleased to support work by another group of Kansas City's talented and highly productive artists," said Harlan Brownlee, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City. "Their imagination and creativity bring an energy and vitality to this community that is irreplaceable, and we are lucky to have them here."

For more information on this cycle's recipients, please click here.

To view the full press release, click here.

5th Annual ArtsKC Fund Campign Kicks Off Soon
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City will launch its 2011 ArtsKC Fund Campaign on January 28th, 2011. The ArtsKC Fund campaign is currently in its fifth year and benefits more than 100 arts organizations, arts programs and artists in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Last year alone, thanks to the support of over 70 participating companies across the metropolitan area, the fund provided over $420,000 worth of support to our local arts community, organizations and individuals.

This year the ArtsKC Fund goal is to raise $440,000, and you can help!

Giving has never been easier!  Choose from the following options:
  • Payroll Deduction - (pledge forms available from your Workplace Giving Employee Campaign Manager)
  • On-line at
  • Credit Card - one time or installment payments
  • Personal Check
Increase employee morale and creativity - host a workplace giving campaign! Companies interested in hosting an ArtsKC Fund Employee Giving Campaign may sign up now through May 2011 by contacting the Arts Council office at 816-221-1777.

ArtsKC Awards Performers Announced
The ArtsKC Awards has become one of Kansas City's most popular events. Selling out to crowds of over 500 business, civic, and arts leaders, the event features some of the metro area's finest visual and performing arts talent. This year for the 8th annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon on January 28, 2011 from 11: 00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. we are proud to announce the following four performers:

Voler Thieves of Flight, an edgy and experimental collaboration of aerial dance and acrobatics, comprised of various performing artists from the Kansas City area. Performances are an exciting display of skill, athleticism, coordination, and flexibility. Photo credit above: Lisa Sorenson

Kansas City Ballet, a 25-member professional ballet company, performs three mixed repertory seasons per year as well as the ever-popular Nutcracker. The ballet reaches over 15,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education programs, and provides dance training through the Kansas City Ballet School. Photo credit above: Steve Wilson

Luna Breeze, a cirque hoop dancer, integrates modern and contemporary dance forms, creating non-conventional hoop dance choreography that focuses on the magic of illusion and the interaction between the hoop and her body. Photo credit above: Philip Koenig

Paul Mesner Puppets, a theatrical puppet company, presents classic stories recast in contemporary terms. Audiences across the United States have delighted in the precise craftsmanship, dynamic presentation and joyful blending of humor and education in all of their productions. Photo above courtesy of Paul Mesner Puppets.

To learn more about the ArtsKC Awards or to reserve your seat today, click here.

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