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Applications being Accepted for 2019 New Dance Lab

Topeka, Kan. - The New Dance Lab, a partnership between KCAIC and Johnson County Community College (JCCC), is now accepting applications for 2019. The Lab will allow a select group of established and aspiring dance professionals (age 18+) throughout the state of Kansas the opportunity to participate in one-on-one and small group professional development experiences…

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Art contest celebrates student efforts

Topeka, Kan. - Five Kansas students from across the state received top honors for their artistic endeavors. The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with the National Career Development Association (NCDA), selected the following entries as winners in the statewide 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest:   Primary – Grades K-2: Delaney Williams of…

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Kansas poetry champ shoots for national crown

Topeka, Kan. - 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion Khadija Ceesay from Olathe South High School is competing today in the regional semifinals of the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, with a chance to advance to Wednesday’s final competition. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation is welcoming high school students from…

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Webinar Highlights KCAIC Events and Grant Opportunities

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) will conduct a webinar hosted by the Kansas PRIDE program on April 18 from 12 - 1 p.m. Peter Jasso will give an overview of current grant categories, partnership programs, and upcoming events as well as answer questions from participants. The webinar will also be…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Professional Development Institute

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Performing Arts Conference for performing arts venues and presenters will take place on Thursday, April 25. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the C. L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City, KS. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and The Kansas Historic Theatre Association invite Kansas-area performing arts venues…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Professional Development Institute for Art Councils and Art Centers

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission invites Kansas-area Arts Councils and Arts Centers to a conference on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30 am -2pm in Lawrence, KS. The conference will feature speakers from national arts organizations including: ArtPlace The Alliance for Artist Communities The Center for Performance and Civic Practice Rural Policy…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Now Accepting Applications for 2018 New Dance Lab

TOPEKA -- The New Dance Lab, a partnership between The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County Community College, is accepting applications for 2018. The New Dance Lab will allow a select group of established and aspiring dance professionals (age 18+) throughout the state of Kansas the opportunity to participate in an intimate one…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grants

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is now accepting applications for its two main grant categories, The Strategic Investment Program and The Arts Integration Program. The Strategic Investment Program recognizes the important role creative organizations play in building and sustaining cultural and economic vibrancy in Kansas. By funding a variety of professional and…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission adds six artists to Touring Roster

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission has added six artists to the official Kansas Touring Roster, a directory of Kansas artists which helps match artists with venues. “The Kansas Touring Roster represents the best in Kansas arts and culture. If you are an artist, becoming a member of the roster helps you to…

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Supporting the arts is easy in Kansas with “Arts Checkoff” on tax returns

TOPEKA – While Kansans are pulling together their W-2s and other documents to prepare their 2017 annual tax returns, the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) would like to remind Kansans they may direct all or part of their state income tax refund to support the arts. Individuals who will receive a refund will have…

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