Community Programs

Community Programs

Community Programs works with agencies and groups that represent underserved populations in Kansas City. We provide art education and a connection to the collection while creating positive relationships with participants who face barriers to museum participation.

Programs focus on opportunity and use art to challenge students to respond to adversity positively and creatively. These engagements empower participants to express feelings and articulate, acknowledge and celebrate strengths. Through partnerships, Community Programs expands the reach of the Nelson-Atkins and maintains its relevance in increasingly diverse communities.

Reaching Out to Underserved Communities
The museum is always seeking to expand community partnerships to provide arts programs to underserved youth, families and adults. After-school studio classes, art week programs and summer art classes lasting several weeks can be devised to suit the specific needs of the group.

Programs can be scheduled to occur at collaborating organizations or at the Nelson-Atkins. All programs feature interactive gallery discussions and hands-on art-making in the Ford Learning Center.

Contact community programs communityprograms@nelson-atkins.org or 816.751.0441 for more information about participating in this program to discuss how your organization can join the Nelson-Atkins in inspiring your community.

Community-serving professionals are invited to visit our Education Resource Center for art related resources to use with their programs.

Youth Scholarship Program
Where the power of art engages the spirit of community
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