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An Invitation to Greatness

The world-class Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is necessary to advance the excellence of scholarship for which the college is renowned and to make the performing arts available to the entire campus, the city of Pittsburg and the surrounding community.

Ways to get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts:

  • Become a volunteer
  • Attend a concert, lecture or play
  • Make a tax-deductible donation - donate now!
  • Visit The Gallery
  • Simply take a tour!

Businesses may wish to participate in our Corporate Sponsorship, which provides promotional consideration for your support.  By becoming a sponsor, you will help to bring world-class performers and artists to Pittsburg area, enjoy great benefits, and join an elite and cherished circle of supporters of the arts in Southeast Kansas.

Giving


Gifts of all size are welcome. You may designate your gift to support any of the following areas:

  • Programming

  • The Building Fund - completing phase two including the art gallery/museum and the all purpose room for meetings and music rehearsal space

  • Equipment for use in the Bicknell Center by the music, theater and art programs

  • Unrestricted to the Bicknell Center where the need is greatest.

Seat plaques are also available in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall in recognition of gifts at the $500 and $1,000 levels. Purchase a seat plaque here! 

For additional information on opportunities to support the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, contact the Office of University Development, 620-235-4768.

Volunteer


Excited about the arts?  
Love people?  
Want to be a part of the region's premiere arts venue? 

Here's your chance

Volunteer opportunities are available with the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The Bicknell Center is always looking for active and knowledgeable volunteers to assist in all aspects of the fine and performing arts. These dedicated volunteers can range in age from young adults to vibrant seniors. These friendly faces will be seen all around the Center at any time of the day, helping with administrative tasks, behind the scenes productions and guest services.

Additional Needs


The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is an impressive facility but there is still need for private support to complete all aspects of the building in terms of construction, equipment and programming. The naming opportunities still available.
  • The Gallery
  • The Rehearsal Room
  • Equipment Needs
  • Programming Needs

This space is partially finished and is not yet ready for exhibitions.  Private support is needed to finish the space including lighting appropriate for art exhibitions, a security system, display pedestals and other specialized equipment.  The naming opportunity for the gallery is available.

At nearly 3,000 square-feet of space, this area has the capability of being used for a variety of purposes.  The costs of finishing this room will include the installation of acoustical finishes so that it can be used as a rehearsal space for large music ensembles in addition to serving as a meeting/conference room. The naming opportunity for the multi-purpose room is available.

The Bicknell Center staff is in the process of installing a variety of specialized equipment in both performances spaces related to lighting, sound, video projection and recording capabilities.  The Center staff is in the process of identifying additional equipment needs throughout the facility that will enable the University to present performances and exhibitions of the highest caliber in this beautiful setting.

The University already has in place the Performing Arts and Lecture Series, numerous events presented by Campus Activities and the annual programming presented by the Departments of Art, Communication (theatre) and Music that will be featured in the Bicknell Center.  Other academic departments and programs across the campus will utilize the Bicknell Center for lectures, conferences and special events. The University has aspirations to expand its programming in the arts and other areas, but additional support from foundations, corporate underwriting and other donors will be needed to capitalize on the opportunities presented within this new facility. 

Seat plaques are available in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall in recognition of gifts at the $500 and $1,000 levels.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to support the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at any level, please contact us or contact the Office of University Development, 620-235-4768. You can also make a gift online.