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Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Kansas Poet Laureate

Nov 10, 2022

~K-State Professor Traci Brimhall will Begin Service as Kansas Poet Laureate in 2023~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) has selected Traci Brimhall as the 2023-2026 Poet Laureate of Kansas. Brimhall, a professor and Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University,…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Applications Open for the 2023-2026 Poet Laureate of Kansas

Aug 4, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that applications are open for the next Poet Laureate of Kansas. The Poet Laureate of Kansas is an honorary position designed to promote the reading and writing of poetry throughout the state and is sponsored through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC). The…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Funding for Murals in 14 Rural Communities  

Jul 19, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced 14 communities will receive funding through the Office of Rural Prosperity’s Rural Mural and Public Art grant program. The $93,500 in grants enables communities with fewer than 10,000 residents to create new murals and public art projects that will beautify community gathering spaces…

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Lt. Governor Toland Announces Applications Open for Rural Mural and Public Art Program

May 2, 2022

Topeka – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland announced that grant applications are open for the Rural Mural and Public Art program. The Kansas Department of Commerce will provide matching funds for communities to create new murals and public art projects that will engage community residents and create a place…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Grant Program to Support Non-Profit Arts Organizations

Aug 30, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced new grant program designed to help non-profit arts organizations in Kansas recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “These grants will provide immediate help for non-profit arts organizations across Kansas,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “My administration will continue supporting our arts community to create new…

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NEA announces federal support for Kansas arts organizations

Jan 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, Chairman Mary Anne Carter said “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support…

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Kansas Artists and Art Organizations Will Get More State Funding

Jul 23, 2019

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…

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

Aug 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 established and aspiring dance professionals (age 18+) throughout the state of Kansas the opportunity to…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grants

Jul 13, 2018

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…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission adds six artists to Touring Roster

Mar 29, 2018

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…

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