The Arts Asylum was created to provide space and assistance to artists of all varieties. This is primarily accomplished through the offering of space to both create and share at affordable rates. The Arts Asylum also offers the staff and planning necessary to execute all necessary tasks so that artists may focus on creation instead of administration. As an example, The Arts Asylum will host quarterly art events to showcase resident artists, and executes one large fundraising event per year to help provide new and better amenities to artists of the community. The Arts Asylum will also offer marketing assistance and web development to each of the tenants as a service to enrich both the opportunities of artists and to audiences.
In addition to assisting their residents, The Arts Asylum has been home to several community arts events including the fashion show for the annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. Their space has also been utilized by theater companies for reversals, music showcases, arts lectures and other events the serve the community. Together with the help of the Kansas City arts community, The Arts Asylum hopes to enrich downtown and the Kansas City arts community as a whole with a new arts space.