Lee's Summit Arts Council

Our Mission

The Lee's Summit Arts Council cultivates and advocates a broad an inclusive vision of cultural arts as an essential component of a vibrant Lee's Summit


 

Visit the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies website for more information about what is happening statewide.


Passion for the arts? Interested in giving back to your community?

Consider serving on the LS Arts Council! Find out more here!


LS ARTS Council News


Sounds at Summit Fair Summer Concert Series

Summit Fair is hosting their summer concert series teh next one is scheduled for July 14, Sellout performs and Aug. 4 Mr. Stinky Feet and Funky Mama perform. Each concert is from 6-8pm on Main Street in Summit Fair. For more info email info@summitfairshopping.com

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LS ARTS Annual Grant Opportunities

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council (LSAC) appreciates the valuable art programs and services provided by our local arts organizations and citizens. To support the cultural arts in our community the LSAC will accept requests for financial support up to$1000. All requests are subject to the LSAC’s approval. All requests must be at least 90 days in advance of the event. Requests for annual grants must be turned in by August 1. The annual funding request will be reviewed by the LSAC sub-committee. Recommendations will be made and approved by the LSAC at the September at-large meeting. Applicants will be notified by mid-September.

The following criteria will be considered: community impact, demonstrated need for support, creative use of funds, artistic quality, ability to administer and implement project, and the diversity of population served.

Eligibility:

  1. Support funds must be used for cultural art events/programs that take place in Lee’s Summit.
  2. Individuals or organizations receiving financial support must provide a post event written report within two months of the conclusion of the event. The report should include the following: final overall financial performance, how many people were served, and all public relations materials with Arts Council logo and name, including photos.
  3. Applicants are required to fill out the online application form for consideration. Any questions regarding the form or submissions may be directed to Nick Edwards at 816-969-1015 or nedwards@cityofls.net.
  4. All approved grants must include the Arts Council logo on ALL marketing materials.

LS ARTS Annual Grant Financial Support Application

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  • If you have photographs or additional documentation to support your application, please email them to lsartscouncil@cityofls.net. Be sure reference the name of your event and your grant application in your email. Sending additional supporting documentation is optional.

LS ARTS Financial Support Application

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council (LSAC) appreciates the valuable art programs and services provided by our local arts organizations and citizens. To support the cultural arts in our community the LSAC will accept requests for financial support up to $500. All requests are subject to the LSAC’s approval.

The following criteria will be considered: community impact, demonstrated need for support, creative use of funds, artistic quality, ability to administer and implement project, and the diversity of population served.

Eligibility:

  1. Support funds must be used for cultural art events/programs that take place in Lee’s Summit.
  2. Individuals or organizations receiving financial support must provide a post event report to include:
    1. A written report that includes a final overall financial performance, how many people were served, and all public relations materials with Arts Council logo and name.
    2. A presentation to accompany the written report within two months of the conclusion of the event during a monthly Arts Council meeting.
  3. Mini-grant requests are reviewed the at the LSAC monthly meeting which meets the second Tuesday of every month.
  4. All submissions MUST be received 90 days prior to the program or event for consideration.
  5. All approved grants must include the Arts Council logo on ALL marketing materials.

Mini-grant requests are reviewed at the LSAC monthly meeting which meets the second Tuesday of every month. The deadline for consideration is the first of every month. Submissions received after the first of the month will not be reviewed until the following month.

All submissions must be received 90 days prior to the program or event for consideration.

Applicants are required to fill out the online application form for consideration. Any questions regarding the form or submissions may be directed to Nick Edwards at 816-969-1015 or nedwards@cityofls.net.

LS ARTS Mini-grant Financial Support Application

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  • If you have photographs or additional documentation to support your application, please email them to tprice@cityofls.net. Be sure reference the name of your event and your grant application in your email. Sending additional supporting documentation is optional.

2016

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7- fine arts dept. 

LSW & LSN Music Parents – Concert

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

 

2015

Downtown Lee’s Summit – 4th Fridays (https://www.facebook.com/fourthfridaysLS/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Poet Laureate

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts  (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC – Longview, Flights of Fancy Kite Festival (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

Historical Society – Truly 150 Sculpture (http://www.leessummithistory.net/)

 

2014

Downtown Lee’s Summit – 4th Fridays (https://www.facebook.com/fourthfridaysLS/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

 

2013

Downtown Lee’s Summit – stART Downtown

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

Kantorei of KC – Summer Choral Institute (http://www.kantoreikc.org/choral-institute/4577239419)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Ensemble Concert (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Preferred Family Healthcare Inc. (http://www.pfh.org/)

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

 

2012

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – stART Downtown

Kantorei of KC – Summer Choral Institute (http://www.kantoreikc.org/choral-institute/4577239419)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Ensemble Concert (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC- Longview Coetrie Theatre Produciton

ReDiscover (http://rediscovermh.org/)

Summit Art – Work Shop & Exhibit (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

 

2011

JoAnn Gloor – Human Figure art appreciation program

New Longview Foundation – World Art & Music Festival (https://www.facebook.com/NewLongviewFoundation/)

Summit Art – Work Shop & Exhibit (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

 

2010

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (http://cityofls.net/Parks)

Paradise Park – Talent Contest

Vagabond Shakespeare, Theater in the Park

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

Kantorei of KC – Concert (http://www.kantoreikc.org/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

 

2009

Celebration of Fascination

Jackson County Arts Coalition-Gala

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC – Longview, Metropolitan Ensemble

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Lee's Summit Arts Council Members


Jeannine Akins Dr. Syrtiller Kabat
Jane Bollin
Mellissa Garris
Gary Fruits
Nick Parker
Carla Gibson
Kathryn Salek
Bob Jones
John Schuler
Hopper Thomas
Jonathan Kitchin

Bob Jones

John Schuler     
John Schuler     
John Schuler     
Lee's Summit Parks and Rec
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  • Phone: 816-969-1500
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