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NEA announces federal support for Kansas arts organizations

January 16, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $90,000 to four arts organizations and agencies in Kansas. These federal grants support projects by some of Kansas’ major arts institutions. In announcing the grants, …

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2019 Year-in-Review

January 3, 2020

2019 was truly an extraordinary year. Last January, I began my time as Secretary with several goals for the Department of Commerce and for economic development in Kansas. In today’s blog, I’d like to look …

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Introducing Arts in Medicine, now Accepting Applications

August 16, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Arts in Medicine, a partnership between the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) and Emporia State University (ESU), is accepting applications from associations, agencies and organizations that provide medical services to Kansans. …

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Applications being Accepted for 2019 New Dance Lab

July 3, 2019

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 …

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Art contest celebrates student efforts

May 1, 2019

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 …

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Kansas poetry champ shoots for national crown

April 30, 2019

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 …

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Webinar Highlights KCAIC Events and Grant Opportunities

April 16, 2019

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 …

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Professional Development Institute

April 10, 2019

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 …

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

March 29, 2019

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 …

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

August 10, 2018

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 …

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