The David H. Morton Memorial Fund for the Arts was established in 1986 to pay tribute to Mr. Morton’s leadership in the St. Joseph arts community. Memorials are accepted at any time and are solicited to commemorate a special event, or just to promote the arts.
The Morton Fund is able to fund up to $2,000 for a cultural event with consideration given to new and innovative programs and/or projects.
Recent Morton Fund Awardees
Saint Joseph Symphony - Classical Jazz
St. Joseph Chapter, American Guild of Organists - Pedals, Pipes & Pizza and the Christopher Houlihan Organ Recital
Allied Arts Council - Traffic Box Public Art Project
St. Joseph Museums, Inc. - Edmund J. Eckel, Architect of St. Joseph
Coleman Hawkins Jazz Heritage Society - Coleman Hawkins
Blues Festival & Jazz Festival
St. Joseph Community Chorus Rejoice and Sing
- A Festival of Hymns
Performing Arts Association - The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Workshop & Performance
St. Joseph Museums, Inc. - Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993
Saint Joseph Symphony - Holiday at the Ballet
Creative Arts Productions - Madagascar, Jr.
Missouri Western State University School of Fine Arts -
St. Joseph Downtown Association – “Celtic Street Faire”
Performing Arts Association – “Todd Oliver & Friends Workshops and Performance”
South St. Joseph Development Corporation – Building Mural at East elevation of 401 Illinois Avenue