The Missouri Arts Council selected the recipients of the 2014 Missouri Arts Awards. Individuals, organizations, and communities are recognized in the six categories of Arts Education, Arts Organization, Creative Community, Individual Artist, Leadership in the Arts, and Philanthropy.
Ben Martin, above, a long-time member of the English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch, and a current ESU Board Member, was one of seven panelists who selected the recipients of the 2014 Missouri Arts Awards. Ben is also the executive director of Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and the president of the Summit Theatre Group, a local community theatre organization based in Lee's Summit, MO. Click here to read the announcement listing the six recipients of the 2014 Missouri Arts Awards.