ABOUT

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.​

Students can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

ArtsTech's mission is to better the lives of underserved urban youth through the development of artistic, technical, health, and educational skills.

ArtsTech accomplishes this by operating a center for youth enterprise that provides educational and health services as well as hands-on training in fine arts and digital literacy. Additionally, ArtsTech builds and manages collaborative public/private partnerships that benefit the community.

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Our Vision

Imagine a community where peace and justice is the norm and violence and social disparities are the exception. Imagine young people’s voices being heard and acted upon because they are our change agents for a better community. Imagine neighbors being neighborly and setting a civil tone for our current leaders. Led by our young people and through open and honest dialogue will a healthier future occur. This is our vision.

Imagine . . .

Imagine a center where 100 young adults work to develop their artistic talents and produce quality products and services that support the local community.

Imagine hundreds of school-age children rushing up the stairs to the art gallery to learn and be inspired by art mentors demonstrating numerous art techniques all aligned to educational standards.

Imagine youth-serving organizations and community artists all having a place to showcase their work in an interactive and professional gallery.
Imagine persons with disabilities enhancing their quality of life after receiving their first computers, which were refurbished by urban core youth applying their new technology skills.

ArtsTech offers these opportunities and much, much more.

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 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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