The pandemic is forcing middle-class patrons to be more practical with their donation dollars. And so, whilst nearly EVERY denizen of the local creative-class has their hand out . . . There's simply not enough money to go around.
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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is taking a financial and emotional toll on the arts in Kansas City and elsewhere. "In some cases, some of our donors have made, I think, a very conscientious and very conscious decision to allocate resources over to frontline workers and other parts of our community who are dealing with this pandemic," Kansas City Ballet executive director Jeff Bentley said.