is the Allied Arts Council?
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Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph, Missouri exists
"to bring arts and people together." Founded in
1963, the Council is one of the oldest in the State of
Missouri and is acknowledged statewide as an arts leader.
In 1990, the City of St. Joseph designated the Allied Arts
Council as the City's official community arts agency.
Operated with a staff of four and a
volunteer base approaching 2,000, the Council takes the
lead in our community in organizing, fund-raising,
advocating, educating, and servicing the local arts
in the Council is open to non-profit agencies who
provide arts related activities. Currently fourteen
arts and cultural agencies are members. As an
umbrella agency, the Council assists with scheduling,
funding, and marketing for all member agencies. The
Council is also working with the city of St. Joseph to
increase marketing for the major performing arts center
in the city, The Missouri Theater.
The Council provides educational
programs, art exhibits, summer youth arts programs, and
operates the annual Trails West!®