Cultural Arts is a division of the City of Lee’s Summit Administration Department. The division, in collaboration with the Cultural Commission, serves as the local arts agency for the City and the community. In addition to initiating and supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the division administers the City’s public art program, Arts Week, and funding programs for local arts and cultural organizations.
Public Artist Roster
The City of Lee's Summit, Cultural Arts Division, maintains a Public Artist Roster that is used to select artists for new projects. Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee a commission of work.
This tool is accessible to all, Business Owners and Developers are encouraged to use this as a resource when commissioning or adding Public Art to their space. Artists selected for this roster can complete works of art for the public sphere, this can include but is not limited to sculpture, murals, site-specific, and performance.
All experience levels are welcome.
Public Artist Roster
Current Funding Opportunities
The Cultural Arts Grant provides funding assistance to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that enhance the vibrancy of Lee’s Summit by offering cultural experiences for residents and visitors. Funds may support the general operation of arts or cultural organizations based in Lee's Summit or specific cultural enrichment projects that take place within City boundaries. Applications are reviewed by the Cultural Commission and approved by the City Council during the annual budget review process.
Arts and Culture News
Mayor Proclaims November Educational Theatre Month
At the November 14 City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Baird presented the annual Educational Theatre Month proclamation to theatre students from Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit North High School, and Lee's Summit West High School. This annual proclamation recognizes the invaluable achievements of Lee's Summit public and private school theatre education programs.
Read the proclamation
Watch the presentation