KINGDOM IMAGE ARTS
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Race & Ethnicity
Location4142 Westerville RoadCOLUMBUS, OH 43224 United States
Kingdom Image Arts (KIA, formerly known as Kingdom Works) empowers all generations through inspirational arts, education, and influential programming and seeks to contribute to personal wellness, economic impact, and social change. Through community engagement, education, and live performances, we live out our mission and use the arts as a realistic model to shift social paradigms. Collectively serving over 55,000 households each year, KIA programs and events provide and promote positive messages; expand access to the arts with emphasis on communities of color; and increase awareness for the benefits of artistic expression including supporting holistic living goals, creating individual balance, increasing wholeness, and promoting stability.
Since its founding in 2010, KIA's mission to empower all generations through the arts has remained the same, while the organization's reach has grown significantly. Moving from the singular focus of the Kingdom Image Awards to robust programming throughout the year starting in 2016, KIA impacts thousands of people annually and has changed the Columbus community for the better by closing the gaps that divide us. Performance events feature local, state, regional, and national artists across multiple genres (e.g. comedy and poetry nights; choir concerts including KIA's own community choir comprised of multiple age
demographics; artist showcases, outdoor festivals and concerts).
Enhanced programs in 2021 include summer camp and monthly mentoring programs for youth, workforce development and coaching programs to assist artists in cultivating their entrepreneurial and business management skills, and outreach performances for adults experiencing homelessness coupled with providing for their basic needs.
KIA's team is comprised of 10 staff and 8 board members. The organization engages 60+ volunteers each year. The organization receives annual funding from Arts Midwest and consistent funding from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council along with a growing number of corporate and foundation partners, individual donors, and event supporters.