As a nonprofit organization located in the heart of Swope Park, Starlight is proud to provide community engagement programming that reaches more than 30,000 Kansas Citians each year.
Through transformative education and training programs, innovative partnerships with community organizations, and essential free access initiatives, Starlight enriches the lives of participants and creates meaningful community connection.
Starlight provides several educational training programs where young people can access professionals in the arts industry. Through scholarships, workshops, master classes, and internships, Starlight is proud to play a part in equipping the next generation of artists, technicians, and arts administrators.
Vincent Legacy Scholarship
Starlight proudly awards Vincent Legacy Scholarships to BIPOC middle school students throughout metropolitan Kansas City.
The Starlight Stars program is structured to develop and hone the skills of high school performers.
Stars of Tomorrow
The Starlight Stars of Tomorrow program is designed to help middle school students build a foundation of performance skills.
Starlight’s Bob Rohlf Internship Program offers full-time, paid opportunities to work with industry professionals throughout our organization each summer.
School partnerships are an invaluable means of connecting students in our community with the transformative power of the arts. Together, Starlight and educational institutions across the greater Kansas City area combine resources to connect students to trajectory-changing programs.
Starlight forms hundreds of unique partnerships with organizations to support diverse communities through high-quality arts experiences. By offering free tickets to live events, activating our historic facility for community-building, and developing programming in partnership, Starlight seeks to build bridges and collaborate with local organizations.
To keep arts accessible to all, Starlight proudly donates thousands of Broadway tickets to local charities each year.
Starlight’s Arts Bridge program leverages the power of the arts for community building in Kansas City.
Great to see a creative organization and long-standing KC institution take community engagement seriously with mindfulness, respect and intentionality.”
Dr. Jacob Wagner UMKC Center for Neighborhoods