Sponsors and Partners
We've heard it all before... we rejoice in the retelling!
"The Missouri Arts Council supports the arts that strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our state."
Established in 1965, the Missouri Arts Council is dedicated to fostering the arts in Missouri. The Missouri Arts Council provides grants and technical assistance for community development, fundraising, marketing, grant writing, arts education, artistic disciplines, and more.
Mid-Continent Public Library, officially known as Consolidated Library District #3, is a consolidated public library system serving Clay, Platte, and Jackson Counties in Missouri, with headquarters in Independence, Missouri. Wikipedia
Location: Clay, Platte, & Jackson Counties, Missouri
Population served: 668,632
Size: 3,544,072 (2009)
Director: Steve Potter
Whether it is a memoir, poetry collection, family history, or something else entirely, The Story Center is the place to come to learn to tell your story, connect with storytelling resources, and find the best avenue for bringing your story to life.
With storytelling as a special mission, MCPL is able to offer new and exciting programs and services through The Story Center. The Story Center programming series provides opportunities to learn more about visual, oral, and written storytelling. Partnerships with the National Storytelling Network and The Writers Place have established The Story Center as a unique national resource. Source
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
Director: Dr. Mark Livengood
The National Storytelling Network is now an international community of storytellers who bring storytelling into diverse settings across the world. The National Storytelling Summit is NSN’s vehicle for bringing this international community together once a year. Like our members, the conference moves to different regions, providing an array of workshops for new initiates and longtime storytellers to network and hone their skills. Today, 1,600 individuals and affiliated organizations comprise the National Storytelling Network.
NSN is located in the burgeoning, vibrant arts center of Kansas City, Missouri. Our home and partnership with the award-winning Mid-Continent Public Library System, and its Woodneath Library Story Center facilitates member engagement and allows us to develop synergies that will further NSN’s international presence within arts communities at all levels.
Missouri state parks and historic sites are administered by the Division of State Parks, which is a part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Its main responsibilities are the administration of the Missouri state park system, and coordination of statewide programs in the areas of outdoor recreation and trails.
The mission of the state park system is to preserve and interpret the state's most outstanding natural landscapes and cultural landmarks, and to provide outstanding recreational opportunities compatible with those resources.