Pictured: The Last Carnival Circus School. Photo by: Ellie Fehlig.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its Future Stages Festival.
The Kauffman Center was one of the 1,187 grants the National Endowment for the Arts approved totaling $27.3 million to support art projects throughout the United States.
“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” comments Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ Future Stages Festival.”
Awarded through the Art Works funding category, a category designed to support projects that focus on public engagement, the Future Stages Festival will take place on Sunday, June 14 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This family-friendly event showcases diverse youth performing arts groups, a variety of performance styles and interactive arts activities.
“This is the fifth year that the Kauffman Center has received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for our annual Future Stages Festival. This funding helps the Center provide a platform for more than 600 young artists from approximately 70 diverse community groups to perform on our stages. The NEA’s continued support of this festival reinforces the Kauffman Center’s commitment to connect Kansas City communities to the arts,” stated Paul Schofer, President & CEO of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Future Stages Festival is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at kauffmancenter.org/futurestages to receive the latest event updates and schedule for performances and activities.