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Five Counties, Two States, One Arts Plan

With the hope of providing "a shared vision for coordinated cultural development of the region," ArtsKC released its plan in May for the future of the arts in the Kansas City area. This edition of Up to Date looks at the priorities and strategies in the proposal and finds out how new initiatives will be funded.


  • Harlan Brownlee is the President and CEO of ArtsKC.
  • Allan Gray chaired the OneArts KC steering committee and is a member of the Lee's Summit City Council
  • Emily Behrmann is general manager of The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.