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Kansas Artists and Art Organizations Will Get More State Funding

Jul 23, 2019

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During the 2019 Session, the Kansas Legislature approved the largest appropriation to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) in nearly a decade. The KCAIC supports the role of the arts in economic and community development across Kansas.

“We assist artists and arts organizations,” said Commission Director Peter Jasso. “We promote the arts as an essential resource for community-based solutions, and we seek out partnerships and collaborations.”

The state’s investment in KCAIC also helps secure federal and other types of grant funding to support the advancement of arts and culture in Kansas.

To learn more, read the full article from High Plains Public Radio or visit the KCAIC Website.