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Governor Kelly Releases Kansas Broadband Digital Equity Plan for Public Comment Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan for high-speed internet connectivity is available for public review and comment. While the recently announced Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan outlines the state’s plan to provide access to high-speed internet, the Digital Equity Plan focuses on specifically connecting users. Governor Kelly Celebrates Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 38th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at Townsite Tower in Topeka. The luncheon, hosted by Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, recognizes minority- and women-owned businesses from across the state and is part of Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships. Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. View All


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

Feb 28, 2018

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…

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