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Re-Imagined Spaces

INTENT: To temporarily activate vacant and underused spaces through the arts

DESCRIPTION
This program provides funding for communities to temporarily provide vacant spaces to artists and arts organizations for the purposes of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to activate publicly accessible spaces, increase community vibrancy, and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Units of local government
  • Non-profit organizations (501c3 only)
  • Federally recognized tribes

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible projects may include:

  • Artist studios
  • Galleries / Exhibition space
  • Performance space
  • Installations
  • Pop-up cinemas
  • Outdoor spaces

Projects must re-imagine an existing space for a new arts-centered purpose, be experiential in nature, have a community engagement component and be accessible to the public during portions of the project length. Retail and for-profit start-up projects are not eligible.

Eligible expenses may include:

  • Some general operating expenses during the life of the project (venue rental, utilities, admin support for the space, etc.)
  • Artist fees
  • Supplies and materials

Expenses may NOT include:

  • Food
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • construction costs, permanent improvements to a facility, or improvements that increase the value of the property.
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses.

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $10,000

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 25% cash expenses provided by the applicant.
In-kind non-monetary donations and volunteer hours may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION
Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match

 

organizational mentorship

INTENT: To encourage and support peer-to-peer mentorship between established arts organizations and emerging arts organizations and collectives.

DESCRIPTION
This program provides funding to established arts organizations to provide mentorship and related services to emerging arts organizations, councils, and collectives. The goal of the program is to encourage professional and organizational development, establish peer networks, and reach underserved communities and non-traditional organizational structures.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Established arts non-profits (501c3). Non-Kansas mentor organizations will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Arts divisions of local government

ELIGIBLE PARTNER

  • Emerging arts 501c3s
  • Emerging Arts Councils
  • Artist Collectives
  • Artist-run spaces

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible Projects must

  • Demonstrate the creation of a meaningful partnership between an established arts organization and an emerging organization
  • Primarily benefit the partner organization
  • Result in an initial sustainability plan by the partner organization

Eligible expenses provided to mentees may include:

  • Staff time
  • Venue/facility rental
  • General operating expenses
  • Artist fees
  • Supplies and materials
  • Travel expenses

Project expenses may not include

  • Food
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • construction costs, permanent improvements to a facility, or improvements that increase the value of the property.
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses.

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500
MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match

 

Application Process

Please review program specific policies here:
Pilot Program - General Policies

Key Dates

PILOT ROUND FY20

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

All applications must be submitted via an online form: https://kansascaic.submittable.com 
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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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