Artspeak Radio + ArtsKC, MOCSA, & Noriega

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with ArtsKC, MOCSA – Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, and artist Brittany Noriega.

DANA KNAPP, President & CEO -Dana leads the ArtsKC team with expertise in support of local nonprofit arts and education organizations.
GODFREY RIDDLE, Director of Resource Development – Godfrey provides broad-based support for the arts community and cultivates corporate, foundation, and individual donor relationships.
BRAD AUSTIN, Producer/Director, Kansas City PBS

ArtsKC ArtsKC & Kansas City PBS Explore 
the Power of the Arts in New Local Special

ArtsKC, Kansas City’s nonprofit regional arts council, and Kansas City PBS, are proud to partner on the new hour-long special, premiering April 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Art Moves Us, presented by Blue KC and Spira Care, features captivating performances by local artists and riveting community interviews that explore how the arts nourish our sense of belonging, overall health, learning, and local economy.

This inaugural community celebration will showcase and connect audiences with the power of the arts in Kansas City.

A preview of Art Moves Us will premiere in AMC Theaters throughout the Kansas City region beginning March 18, 2022.

More information on Art Moves Us will be announced in April.

Find more information about Art Moves Us, visit
ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to “unleash the power of the arts.”  This includes programs for the arts community, the business community, and services to the civic community. Each specific program or service we provide to artists, arts organizations or the community at large was developed to address a need within our local arts ecology. ArtsKC continually assesses and adjusts our services to respond to the needs of our growing arts community.
.ArtsKC 106 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
Mornings By Appt Only
Open First Fridays 5pm-8pm

Phone: (816) 221-1777 Fax: (816) 221-8195
Email: [email protected]

MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) Our mission is very straightforward. MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community.
Why we work toward this mission daily is equally straightforward. Sexual violence is not something that only happens in other places – it happens right here, in Kansas City, every single day. And the impacts can be devastating, not only for the victims, but also for their friends and loved ones. Too often, it happens within a family or within a circle of friends. More than 80 percent of sexual violence is committed by someone the victim knows, not by a stranger.
Without support and help, the trauma of sexual violence can stay with victims for a lifetime. So we do everything we can to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place, and to offer support, healing, and hope when they do occur. We help victims become survivors.

DEBBIE FREDERIKSEN, MS, LPC Communications & Marketing Coordinator
ABBY BLAND is the current program director for Poetic Underground KC. Her work has appeared in Ghost City Review, What Are Birds? and elsewhere. She is a multi time finalist on the Kansas City Slam stage and has competed both regionally and nationally with her work. Her debut chapbook The Odds Against a Starry Cosmos was published in November 2020 with Perennial Press. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @applestoabby.

Poetic Underground is an open mic that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at Blip Roasters in the West Bottoms. First Wednesday of the month is home to the Kansas City Poetry Slam competition. Poetic Underground is dedicated to using poetry as a healing and community building tool to create a safe space where artists can gather in Kansas City.

StoryShare 2022  – Submit a Story, Poem, Song or Art!
MOCSA’s StoryShare started as a collaboration with KKFI in 2020 and it provided a platform for anyone who has been inspired or impacted by MOCSA’s mission to submit stories. Selected stories have been posted on our website and shared on social media in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). 2020-2021 StoryShare – click to listen to previous stories.
StoryShare Showcase! April 14, 2022
MOCSA, Poetic Underground, and Blip Roasters are partnering to host a live event during SAAM. Survivors, supporters, or anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence is invited to submit original work including, but not limited to, personal stories, poetry, song, visual art, and photography. Selected submissions will be invited to participate in the live StoryShare Showcase on April 14. Stories/content may also be shared on various media outlets including, but not limited to website, email, and social media platforms. Deadline for submissions is April 1.
Participation Guidelines:
• Relevance to MOCSA’s mission and/or Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• Original work only – no reproductions.

MOCSA 3100 Broadway, Suite 400, KCMO 64111
24hr Crisis line: 816.531.0233 or 913.642.0233
Phone: 816.931.4527
Fax: 816.931.4532
Office Hours:
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

BRITTANY NORIEGA is a graphite artist focusing on the study of people and emotions. Motivated by studies in sociology and psychology, she creates large-scale, intricate and ethereal worlds that reflect the emotions and feelings we experience through times of change, struggle, and revival. She is the creator of core zine, a quarterly arts zine highlighting local artists, writers, and creators, and she enjoys being an arts advocate and active member of the art community.
Current: Solo exhibition, Tiny Imperfections at Kansas City Artist Coalition 3200 Gilliam Rd KCMO

Current: Her Art/Their Art at InterUrban Arthouse (March 18th – April 29th) Brittany will speak on the Her Art/Their Art panel discussion, ‘Gender, Art, Power’  with the UMKC Women’s Center and am also a new studio resident with IUAH in their Centerpieces for Social Justice residency program.

Current: Issue 4 of core has just come out and can be found for free at the InterUrban Arthouse, Beco Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, 21c museum hotel, Smalter Gallery, and other shops and galleries around the city.

May: Solo exhibition at Smalter Gallery on W. 39th St.


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