training performing artists
to become advocates of social justice
Kansas City's contributions to the global artistic landscape can be traced back to the 1920s, when it was a destination for one of America's true original art forms, Jazz. Since then, Kansas City has been called home by cultural giants like Charlie Parker and Walt Disney, to contemporary stars like Janelle Monae and Jason Sudeikis.
Heartland Arts KC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to evolving Kansas City's cultural footprint, with the aim of positioning Kansas City as a hub for arts activism. This organization aims to provide one of a kind training, education, and entertainment centering activism in the performing arts (theatre, poetry, comedy, music, dance, etc.).
Kansas City is re-entering the global stage in sports and in tech, Heartland Arts KC aims to elevate KC's arts and culture sector and again make KC a destination for creators from around the world.
2023 He[art]land fellowship
Our policy focus for 2023 will be Kansas City's recently passed climate protection and resiliency plan.
Artists will learn from industry pros Lara Isch (City of Kansas City ), Austin Dean Ashford (Texas Tech), Jamie Campbell (Stand-up comic) and more.
save the date
The HE[ART]LAND Fellowship will be back for 2023 from February 7 - April 29. Applications for artists will open in December 2022.