What and where are the arts councils and commissions in Johnson County?
The Arts Council of Johnson County is a good place to start for information on the arts in Johnson County and the metropolitan area.
"ArtsKC serves as the voice for the arts community. We connect and support the arts in the community as a means to create transformation. We believe that the arts are a public good and critical to our region’s success."
"The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) is focused on the creative industries sector of the Kansas economy. The advisory board is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and create creative industry-related jobs."
"The Arts Commission is charged to forward recommendations to the City Commission regarding construction or renovation of public buildings, purchase of artwork for the City and sponsorship of local art activities. This Commission has been involved in the Percent for Art program and the Downtown Sculpture Exhibition. In addition, the Arts Commission presents a Community Enhancement and Cultural Exchange Award to recognize outstanding artistic efforts on the part of individuals and/or organizations in the community."
"The Leawood Arts Council is dedicated to establishing a unique artistic program that will enhance the cultural life for the City of Leawood and the citizens which it serves."
"The goal of the Lenexa Arts Council is to serve the community by stimulating an awareness in the arts for Lenexa residents. The Council coordinates resources to develop, sustain and promote high quality programs and events throughout the area."
"The Prairie Village Arts Council is a volunteer committee of the City of Prairie Village, working with the Prairie Village Municipal Foundation to foster cultural awareness and development in the City of Prairie Village."