Kia Liszak is the Director of The Zootown Arts Community Center, a community builder and creative visionary.
- Arts - Visual
- Arts - Literature/Spoken Word
- Community Organizer
community building, events, arts, music, education, nonprofit management, creative growth
Kia holds a B.A in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Montana. She has dedicated much of her career to working with youth in Missoula to help foster their creativity and emotional growth. Past positions include running the Flagship Program at Hellgate High School, and working in the Community-School Therapy program at CS Porter Middle School, as well as owning and operating Blackbird Kid Shop, a unique children’s clothing store located on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Kia was recognized by the Missoulian in June, 2013, as one of Western Montana’s top 20 business leaders under 40 years old to have made a positive impact through exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership, creative vision, innovation and dedication to the community. Kia also serves on the Missoula Public Art Committee as well as Missoula’s Community Arts Team which works with The Kennedy Center to improve any given child of Missoula’s access to arts education. Kia is ecstatic to be a part of the ZACC where she can focus on her passion for the arts, youth, and community development. Kia is a musician and an artist and the founder of the first Girls Rock Camps in Montana, which has grown into The Alternative Music Project, a program of the ZACC.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I want to participate in PowerHouse as a mentor, an an arts and music education advocate, and I want to connect with other Montana women in meaningful ways through leadership and collaboration.