What is the Allied Arts
The 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 community.
Organizational membership 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
The Council provides educational
programs, art exhibits, summer youth arts programs, and operates
the annual Trails West!®