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Who We Are


The Allied Arts Council serves a mission of bringing the arts and people together with the vision of making St. Joseph, Missouri, a better place to live through the arts. 

As the leadership organization for the arts in St. Joseph, Missouri, the Council fulfills its mission of bringing arts and people together by fostering coordinated cultural planning, promoting artistic opportunities, offering marketing, advocacy, and financial support to its fourteen member agencies, providing arts education programs, and robust public art initiatives. Founded in 1963, the Council is the City of St. Joseph’s official community arts agency (designated in 1990 and reaffirmed in 2021) and is acknowledged statewide as an arts leader. The Council is managed by a professional staff of four and 32 members of the board of directors, and our programs utilize over 250 volunteers each year.

Positions Available

  • Are you passionate about the arts and organizational efficiencies? If yes, we might have the perfect job for you. This is an opportunity to dedicate your talents to a mission you care about and support the arts and culture sector across Buchanan County.

  • St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Provides financial support to the Arts Council.

  • The Allied Arts Council is the City's official arts agency.