Megan Crigger, Director of Creative Services
Denise Dillard, NTDF Program Manager
Consuelo Cruz, Arts Marketing Coordinator
The Office of Culture and Creative Services
The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund is a program of the Office of Culture and Creative Services (OCCS). NTDF-supported events are promoted on the calendar listing located at the bottom of the webpage. Learn more about the Office, its programs, and upcoming NTDF-supported events.
The Office of Culture and Creative Services Facebook Page
NTDF-supported events are actively promoted via the OCCS Facebook Page. To learn about upcoming NTDF events, visit and like the OCCS Facebook page.
NTDF-supported events are also promoted on the Culture & Creative Services segment of the Weekly Report, which is broadcast on the City’s Channel 2. To view all Channel 2 videos, include those promoting NTDF-supported events, visit the City’s YouTube page. Links can be shared via Facebook or other social media outlets for additional promotional opportunities.
Special Event Permits
For information on outdoor event permitting for your Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) event, please visit kceventhub.org to fill out an outdoor event permit application and for links to all permits relating to outdoor events in Kansas City.
ArtsKC Regional Arts Council launched ArtsKCGo.com to support the marketing efforts of the arts community through increased audience engagement across the five-county (Clay, Jackson, Platte Counties in Missouri; Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas) region. Organizations and artists can use this free platform to create profiles, upload events and drive attendance. Residents and visitors can discover endless opportunities to connect with the arts in Kansas City through event listings and directories for organizations, venues and artists.
ArtsKCGo.com houses an Event Calendar, Artist Directory, Organization and Venue Directories and Calendar Sharing. Coming soon: Arts Education, Public Art and Artist Opportunities.
Helpful tips to increase cultural tourism
In an effort to maximize the benefits of a collective marketing approach as a way to extend the visibility of your organization, here are a few ideas to consider during the planning and implementation of your programs or projects.
Neighborhood Support Services
Neighborhood Support Services coordinates and facilitates several programs to support and bolster neighborhood groups across the City. These programs are generally open to any registered neighborhood (or group that wishes to become registered), although some will have additional requirements. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Neighborhood Support Services at 816-513-3200, or visit their office on the fourth floor of City Hall.
KC BizCare’s Business Resource Guide is a comprehensive source of information regarding processes and regulations involved in starting and maintaining a business. The guide includes checklists, and links to other resources and city departments involved in supporting business development and growth.
Nonprofit Connect links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.