“This would build on the enormous strength of the UMKC Conservatory and helps UMKC become a great urban university, which all of us agree is a goal for Kansas City.”— Jim Heeter, president and CEO of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
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It’s been in the works for some time. The plan to create a downtown arts campus for UMKC has included some site evaluations in the Crossroads area and the Chamber of Commerce’s continuing goodwill. Now a serious funder is exploring … Read more
At Union Station on January 15, KCPT’s Nick Haines offered key decision makers from the Chamber’s Big 5 initiatives a forum for bringing the community up to date on their progress. Chancellor Leo Morton gave a summary of the Downtown … Read more
In a recent Kansas City Star editorial, the editorial board wrote that a Downtown Performing Arts Campus would “enliven the streets with more students and build upon downtown’s cultural strengths.” Read more.
A panel of arts and civic leaders at the Downtown Council of Kansas City’s annual luncheon discussed the “vision” for a downtown arts campus. Panelists included Joseph Polisi, president of The Juilliard School, Peter Witte, dean of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance; Sly James, mayor … Read more