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 Scott Joplin 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. The Missouri Arts Council, The City of Sedalia, 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. Subscribe to it using the email blank below.