To better the lives of underprivileged urban youth
through the development of marketable artistic and technical skills.
Creating the artists of tomorrow
With the technology of today
Originally called Pan Educational Institute, PEI began serving local schools and communities
by providing quality professional development classes for educators and supporting health and safety prevention initiatives.
During the 1980’s, PEI added comprehensive technology services to its professional resources.
Integrating technology with classroom learning and the arts.
Educational technology continues to be a major organizational focus.
In March 2006 PEI left its Independence home of more than 25 years and moved to downtown Kansas City between the Art Crossroads and the Power and Light District.
In May 2007 represents a grand day with the unveiling of a new name, new vision, and new opportunities. Our vision is for young artists and technicians to develop their talents and market their products and services, for after-school art and technology programs to flourish, for a center where community artists will create and market their art, and ultimately, and to become a community asset where every resident benefits from the work and energy emanating from ArtsTech.
ArtsTech’s Impact Today
ArtsTech is a public/private collaborative venture that offers young people and the community an opportunity to advance their artistic and technological skills in an entrepreneurial business environment. COMBAT, in conjunction with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Missouri Department of Public Safety, is the key anchor partner with ArtsTech. Involving Storytellers, Inc. in the consortium strengthened the group’s creative thinking and connected ArtsTech to the growing local community artist population.
ArtsTech is the only youth-serving business in the booming Arts Crossroads District. Having a presence in the heart of the art and business districts is an enormous asset and also indicates to our young people that they, too, can participate in Kansas City’s renaissance.
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