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Rural Murals

To activate vacant and underused spaces through the arts to help bring together community members around the art, history, and culture of the community.
This program provides funding for communities with populations of 15,000 or less to reinvigorate spaces by creating new murals or public art that incorporate the community’s history, culture, heritage, tourism, or other community led art piece. 

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. 

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Kansas Rural Murals

Applications open February 23, 2024.

The intent of the Kansas Rural Murals is to activate vacant and underused spaces through the arts to help bring together community members around the art, history, and culture of the community. 

This program provides funding for communities with populations of 15,000 or less to reinvigorate spaces by creating new murals or public art that incorporate the community’s history, culture, heritage, tourism, or other community led art piece. This mural and public art grant program is intended to support projects in rural communities that are immediately ready to begin work on their mural. Community engagement, location selection, site approvals, and muralist selection should be completed before application submission. 

Rural Mural Guidelines

Informational Webinar

Register for the Rural Mural Informational Webinar on February 28, 2024 at 11 a.m. here.

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Mural Making Guide

Find at the bottom of the KCAIC page by clicking here: https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/kansas-mural-making/ 

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