September 07, 2012
Amanda Schnieders, Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City Art World Finds Stardom in Digital Evolution
From the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City has fostered a flourishing art community.
As America’s “Cultural Crossroads,” it has created a thriving environment for artists of all kinds, from painters and sculptors to musicians, dancers and actors, to build their careers right here in the city. With the help of faster broadband, the network of cultural arts in Kansas City will be able to embrace a larger arts community across state lines and international borders.
Google Fiber offers a connectivity that will allow for Kansas City’s art institutions to participate in online global arts festivals while remaining in the comfort of the city. Artists can not only increase exposure to the arts world here, but they can also build successful careers and national reach for their work, acquainting other artists and art contractors with the incredible possibilities in Kansas City.
By attracting other creatives and art entrepreneurs to the area, Kansas City will continue to build a reputation for being a cutting-edge force in the evolving world of digital arts. Broadcasting an interactive art installation or developing a web channel that showcases local artists can become a national teaching tool and informational guide for others in the industry.
With the added benefit of Google’s gigabit network, Kansas City can showcase the hidden talents of the Midwest globally, placing Kansas City center stage as the up-and-coming star of emerging art districts.
Below Diane Scott, Director of Programming at Artist, Inc, illustrates the evolution of the artist in alignment with the digital world. Growing online presence and technolgy have allowed artists greater presence nationally and internationally than has ever been available before. With a fiber-optic network and artists thriving, more and more creative talents will flock to the emerging artistic hub in Kansas City.
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