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Murals Transform the World

Governor Laura Kelly announced today that 37 rural murals were completed in 14 Kansas communities in 2022 through the Office of Rural Prosperity’s (ORP) Rural Mural and Public Art Grant Programing. These grants helped communities with fewer than 10,000 residents create murals and public art projects to beautify public gathering spaces and serve as new tourist attractions. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission’s has funded 35 murals in 24 communities in the past two years and added 14 artists to its Mural and Public Art Roster. KCAIC’s programs are designed to utilize artists and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.

“These beautiful, creative and artistic murals help personalize the communities where they were created. Kansas is such a special place and as our Rural Mural program continues to grow, I look forward to how it will showcase the uniqueness that each community brings to our state.”  

Governor Laura Kelly

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The Office of Rural Prosperity: Rural Murals

The Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) advocates for and promotes rural Kansas and focuses on efforts designed to aid rural improvements. Through ongoing conversations with rural stakeholders, ORP identifies key policy priorities and blends administrative action with legislative work to remove barriers to prosperity. As a division in the Kansas Department of Commerce, we are part of the economic development team that is solely focused on the growth and prosperity of rural Kansas.

ORP Rural Mural Planning Webinar

Description: Join us to learn more about the upcoming ORP Rural Mural grant opportunity!

Time: Mar 3, 2023 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Painted by Hunter Sinclair Myers of the Brickmob group, from the KCAIC Mural & Public Art roster. The mural is located in downtown Osawatomie at 500 Main Street.

KCAIC Mural Making

Kansas is seeing an exciting increase in the creation of new murals and interest in the impact of large-scale public art projects for thriving communities across the state. Presented by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, in partnership with Community Development, the Office of Rural Prosperity, Kansas Main Street, and Kansas Tourism, Commerce is committed to helping communities through financial support, technical assistance, and process guidance as they imagine new projects through the Mural Making initiative.

In-progress shot of the KCAIC Mural & Public Art Roster IT-RA artists Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo Alvarez called “Serene Flight” on the Lehigh Portland Trails located in Allen County, Kansas. This project was funded by KCAIC through Thrive Allen County in 2021.