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Arts Integration Program

Arts Integration Programs support the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development.

This program provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations, and community service non-profits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, and enhance community development.

Arts Integration Programs are awarded in three categories:

  • Visiting Artists: This category provides funding for eligible organizations to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and underserved audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting arts. Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Projects should strive to integrate an arts discipline into non-arts content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support community development goals and objectives.
  • Integrated Arts Education: This category supports new or expanded educational programming that integrates arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas to address emerging technologies, areas of skills shortages, STEM curricula, workforce readiness, and increase student performance.
  • Innovative Partnerships: This category supports innovative programming between arts organizations and non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations are encouraged to partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc.

Application Process

Please review program specific policies here:
AIP - General Policies

Please review category specific guidelines here:
AIP - Visiting Artists
AIP - Integrated Arts Education
AIP - Innovative Partnerships

Key Dates


  • Application Deadline: August 3, 2020
  • Grant Period: Sept 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

All applications must be submitted via an online form:

Visiting Artists Grant for Kansas Touring Roster (KTR) artists

Visiting Artist grants that only feature KTR artists may apply at any time up to 30 days before the first date of activity listed in the application. These grants will be reviewed for compliance with general policies and approved by staff.

Related Documents

Kansas Department of Commerce - Creative Arts Commission Logo
NEA Logo
Final Report
Request for Payment Form
Kansas Department of Commerce - Brand Standards
Budget Template

Contact Us

Peter Jasso Director, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Email (785) 296-2178 LinkedIn

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