About Us

The Arts Give More to Our Community
Than We Can Ever Hope to Return.

Established in Lawrence in 2012, Supporting the Arts (STA) is a communications campaign that works with the business community to support local, not-for-profit art organizations here in Lawrence.  Currently, we work to promote the following art organizations:

KU University Theatre
Lawrence Art Guild
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra
Lawrence Children's Choir
Lied Center of Kansas
Spencer Museum of Art                                                                                    Theatre Lawrence

Lawrence: Supporting the Arts is a privately-funded effort to promote non-profit arts organizations in Lawrence to citizens, businesses, tourists and relocating families/businesses. It also provides tools to encourage volunteerism and donations, as well as boost attendance. Finally, it seeks to build cooperative promotions efforts among arts organizations and campaign sponsors.

The campaign is created and directed by Marketing Resources, funded by underwriter The Trust Company of Kansas (TCK) and other corporate sponsors, and is endorsed by various community entities. The campaign is not a non-profit organization – it is a cooperative campaign.

The city of Lawrence is blessed with a wide variety of vibrant art organizations, and the STA campaign recognizes how vital our thriving arts community is to both our quality of life and economy – not only do our art organizations bring culture and entertainment to our lives, but they also attract consumers to Lawrence and the downtown area. For this reason, the campaign works to encourage the Lawrence community to support our local, not-for-profit art organizations in four main ways:

1) Attend (or participate) in art events
2) Promote the arts to friends and visitors
3) Volunteer to help with events or performances
4) Donate to (or advertise with) art organizations  

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Our goal is to be your "one-stop shop" for everything that's going on in the Lawrence art scene; offering you a multitude of ways to get involved and make a difference.