Good morning,

As our nation installs a new presidential administration today, the possibility for additional stimulus/relief funding available for the arts is even greater than before. Your supportive voice for the arts is needed now more than ever.

Join ArtsKC and Missouri Citizens for the Arts on Friday, January 29 at 3PM, to hear about the most important pieces of legislation being considered during this year's Missouri legislative session, how you can help ensure the voice of the arts is being heard, and hear directly from the legislators involved in the process.

We will be joined by...
Host, Branden Haralson, ArtsKC
Kyna Iman, MCA
Sen. Lauren Arthur (17) & Appropriations Committee Member
Sen. Greg Razer (7)
Sen. Barbara Washington (9)
Rep. Patty Lewis (25)
Rep. Emily Weber (24)
Rep. Doug Richey (38)
Plus more to come!!

The goal of this session is to prepare our arts advocates to use their skills and knowledge at Missouri Arts Advocacy Day for the Arts on February 3, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year will be an all-virtual experience, but will be just as necessary and impactful as every year.
Every year the Missouri legislature considers many different bills and policies that could have a direct impact on our arts community, and 2021 is already gearing up to be no exception. Not only will legislation impacting the arts be considered, but bills including relief spending, housing, jobs, and tax will make their way to the Governor's desk, as well.

This is your chance to interact directly with our region's legislators on issues of import to the arts community, as well as larger issues that could impact artists and our housing, tax, and employment concerns. We are hosting three separate sessions throughout the day to be able to inform, listen, and collaborate with our region's state officials.

Join us Wednesday, February 3, for this interactive session at one or all of the scheduled times. Legislators will join us at the time most convenient for their schedule, so each session will be a different set of participants with more opportunities for engagement!

Three individual sessions:

Email with any questions.
Please consider joining us for these critical sessions to make your voice heard and help secure necessary funding for our industry that has been so decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay well,
​​Branden D. S. Haralson
Communications Manager, Engagement & Public Policy
106 Southwest Blvd | Kansas City, MO 64108
C: 417.825.3302 |