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Who We Are

Mission & History

Serving St. Joseph and the surrounding area since 1963

Our mission is simple, make our community a better place to live through the arts by ensuring everyone has access to arts experiences.

Vision: The Allied Arts seeks to make St. Joseph and the surrounding communities a better place to live through the arts.

Mission: The Allied Arts Council exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of St. Joseph, Missouri, and the surrounding area by bringing arts and people together.

Tag line: The Allied Arts Council brings arts and people together.

As the leadership organization for the arts in St. Joseph, the Council fulfills its mission of bringing arts and people together:

  • by supporting its member organizations in promoting artistic opportunities;
  • by providing financial support, and fostering coordinated cultural planning;
  • by offering programs to educate and develop future audiences;
  • by providing forums of expression for local artists and
  • by advocating for arts and its member organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
  • St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Provides financial support to the Arts Council.

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