Arts Partners

The InterUrban ArtsPartnership is an affiliation of non-profit organizations who share resources in order to develop programs and promote programming for the benefit of artists and creative industries in Johnson County.

Part of InterUrban ArtHouse’s core objectives is to offer professional and artistic development programs to Johnson County artists, thereby increasing their economic vitality and artistic excellence. In order to achieve this, while maximizing local and regional resources, the InterUrban ArtsPartnership was developed in order to draw on the expertise of organizations who work in the area of education and professional development.

Johnson County supports 1,936 arts-related businesses that employ 7,414 people, as well as 1482 solo artists. THE ARTS MEAN BUSINESS, and the InterUrban ArtsPartners aim to equip artists and creative industries with the skills to succeed with their business and their art.

The InterUrban ArtsPartners share the common goal of offering artist programs and consultation services for artists, creative industries and small businesses.

The InterUrban ArtsPartner organizations include:
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (
Kansas Small Business Development Center (
Artist, INC (
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City (
The Arts Council of Johnson County (
The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park (
Don Goldenbaum

Goals of the InterUrban ArtsPartnership:

  1. To share resources and work together in order to offer a range of professional development services to Johnson County residents, artists and businesses.
  2. To develop a resource of calendar events and a directory of services and consultants available in Johnson County, and the larger KC Metro.
  3. To communicate effectively with participants, audiences and constituencies throughout the community, in order to promote the work of all partner organizations.

For more information on the partners, click the organization’s logo below to visit their website, or read more about InterUrban ArtHouse’s professional development programs.