2022 Grant Recipients

Katerina JaeKaterina Jae

Katerina Jae plans to use the grant funding to support her efforts with Ramona Clay, a music collective that has partnered with mental health organizations to work toward increasing access and decreasing the stigma around mental health treatment.

Upcoming events for Ramona Clay include a live show on Sunday Nov 13th at the VIVO in Overland Park and a release of their album planned for the spring!

Tickets for the show can be purchased here: eventbrite.com/ramona-clay...


Zahra BriggsZahra Briggs

Congratulations to Zahra Briggs! She is a singer and a songwriter with a passion for supporting other talented artists. She has helped to produce several shows in KC to showcase other great artists.

This $250 grant will help her invest in her next event - the Pajama Jam '22! The event will be held at Westport Bowery on Dec 2nd at 7 pm! Thank you, Zahra, for all you do for the KC music community!




Krista Kopper grant recipientKrista Kopper

Congratulations to Krista Kopper! A self-proclaimed fanatic of modern and contemporary music, Krista is a versatile double and electric bassist.

On January 18th, her low string trio No Treble is giving a concert at the Interurban Arthouse in Overland Park, where they will premiere three new works that they commissioned from Kansas City composers.

Receiving the $250 grant will allow them to not only make a living doing what they are passionate about but also frees up other funds to invest back into the arts community and create opportunities for other musicians, many of whom are women. She believes it is important for women to be visible leaders in the arts community and we couldn't agree more!

Thank you, Krista, for all you do for the KC music community!