The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Joplin's contribution to ragtime music, along with the historic importance connected with Sedalia, Missouri.
The Foundation produces the annual Ragtime Festival, hosts a week-long Artist in Residence Program, and maintains the Ragtime Store. Funding is obtained through donations, ticket sales and merchandise sales. Missouri Arts Council and Sedalia Tourism Commission also provide grants to help cover festival operating costs.
The Sedalia Rag is the Foundation's bi-annual newsletter that keeps ragtime fans updated on festival activities. The newsletters are published in October and March. To change your address or to request a newsletter, click here.
Funding is obtained through donations, ticket sales and merchandise sales. The Sedalia Tourism Committee and the Missouri Arts Council also provide grants to help cover festival operating costs.
Keep the Ragtime Playing
Your donations help the Foundation preserve an annual tradition with talented ragtime performers and entertaining events. Those contributing $30 or more will be invited to the Donors Only Party (see additional donation level benefits below). The Donor Party time, date and location will be announced at a later date.
Scott Joplin Foundation
Nevin Almquist, President
Foundation Director: Kyle Siegel
Artistic Director: Dave Majchrzak
Jo Ann Neher
507 South Ohio Ave.
P.O. Box 1244
Sedalia, MO 65302
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