56th annual meeting of the Allied Arts Council

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Please join us for our Annual Meeting and Mayor's Awards for the Arts. The evening celebrates the Council's past year's successes, looks forward to new opportunities in 2020 and honors outstanding artists, educators, volunteers, and leaders and organizations who make a lasting impact on the arts. 

Established in 1992, the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant, lasting contributions in the arts in the St. Joseph area. The Council invites artists, arts organizations, advocates, educators and corporate citizens to participate. Nominations are being accepted through June 12. Award recipients will be announced at the July 18th annual meeting. 

Mayor's Award Category descriptions 

Mayor's Awards nomination form                                  

July 18, 2019
Fairview Golf Course

33 & Pacific, St. Joseph, MO
5:30 p.m. cocktails; 6:00 p.m. dinner

cash bar

RSVP by July 13 to 816-233-0231 or Email
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2018 Mayor's Awards for the Arts Winners

Arts Educator-Jennifer Stammers                                                                                  Individual Leadership- Carroll & Pat Cathey

Outstanding Volunteer-Lanny Ellis                                                                                 Youth Artist- Sydney VanDyke

Organizational Achievement in the Arts-Robidoux Resident Theatre, Theatre League Awards

  David H. Morton

 Memorial Fund for the Arts

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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.

Click here to download the criteria and application.  Please return the completed application plus eight copies to the Allied Arts Council, 118 S. 8th, by April 18, 2019. 

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