Giving to the Arts

Inspired by all of the creative people I have been introducing you to but haven’t done anything about it yet?  —  How about donating to an arts organization!


Paul Tyler — Grants Direc­tor Art­sKC

In Kansas City? I can’t rec­om­mend Art­sKC, The Arts Coun­cil of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Kansas City high­ly enough. And that’s not because they are one of the part­ner orga­ni­za­tions that make pos­si­ble the Artist Inc pro­gram that I am so pas­sion­ate about, or that Kyle and I have both been recip­i­ents of the Inspi­ra­tion Grants they award. I so strong­ly rec­om­mend them because they are mak­ing real change in the lives of many Kansas City artists, they are work­ing to make KC the thriv­ing cre­ative place that it is becom­ing, and because they employ peo­ple like Paul Tyler that give so pas­sion­ate­ly and tire­less­ly to the art com­mu­ni­ty. (Hint: By mark­ing Inspi­ra­tion Grant on the dona­tion form you can ensure that your mon­ey goes to fund grants made to indi­vid­ual artists.)

Donate to Art­sKC here.


Want to reach fur­ther? How about CERF+,  Craft Emer­gency Relief Fund?  Remem­ber all the footage of the Chelsea Gal­leries that were under­wa­ter after Hur­ri­cane Sandy and all the dam­age they sus­tained? The art crit­ics and reporters show­ing up to let the nation know about the art­work float­ing in the flood waters? What you didn’t see was all the indi­vid­ual artists and crafts­peo­ple whose stu­dios were effect­ed ruined in the storm. CERF+ is a nation­al artists’ ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion that steps in and pro­vides assis­tance to crafts­peo­ple when dis­as­ter strikes, giv­ing them the much need­ed boost to get them back on their feet.

Donate to CERF+ here.


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