Now celebrating our 50th year! Kansas City Young Audiences works with a roster of nearly 200 teaching artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals throughout the greater Kansas City area. With performances, residencies, workshops, and after-school programs in nearly every artistic discipline and covering numerous academic subjects KCYA's School & Community programs reinforce core curriculum as well as cultivate artistic expression; unleashing ideas, creativity, and individual problem solving skills.
Springboard has a roster of 132 top professional artists who specialize in the areas of music, dance, theater, storytelling and the visual and literary arts. They present 153 unique 45-minute performances, 60 to 90-minute workshops and multi-day residencies for students PreK-12th grade and professional development for educators. Artists are selected on the basis of educational effectiveness, artistic skill and the ability to communicate with young people.