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Arts Everywhere Program

Enhancing student success, the economy and Kansas communities through the arts

The Arts Everywhere grant program provides funding for cultural projects, programs, exhibitions, series, arts education projects, and other arts programming. This program provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations, and community service non-profits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, enhance community development, and increase participation in the arts across Kansas. Projects must relate to an arts and culture discipline (music, dance, theatre, creative writing, literature, painting, sculpture, folk arts, photography, crafts, media arts, visual arts, programs of museums, and other such allied, major art forms).

All grant activities and expenditures must take place within the grant period, July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 23, 2024. See below for more information on eligibility, guidelines, and application details.

Arts Everywhere grants are awarded in four categories:

Arts in Education

This category funds projects that support the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development. This program provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations, and community service non-profits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, and enhance community development.

Innovative Partnerships

This category supports innovative programming between Kansas arts organizations and Kansas non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, non-arts service non-profits, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc. The grantee will be one of the partner organizations.

Organizational Development

Only organizations with arts and culture missions are eligible for Organizational Development.

The Capacity Building category provides funds for projects that increase administrative or artistic capacity. Eligible projects include but are not limited to:

  • Staff/volunteer exchange
  • Professional development opportunities such as attendance at seminars and workshops
  • Planning for development opportunities such as fundraising or marketing
  • Equipment/technology needs.

The Salary Assistance category can be used for the full or partial salary support for one or more positions. The positions must be critical to the mission of the organization, the organization’s annual operating budget must be $150,000 or less, and the organization must a SEDI organization (see the guidelines for more information) and/or located in a Rural Opportunity Zone. Organizations can only receive this grant for up to 3 consecutive years.

Specific Arts and Culture Projects

This program is designed to fund a single cultural project, program, exhibition, or series. The grant activities must support the mission of the applicant organization, which may or may not be an arts and culture organization.

Grant Amount

$1,000 – $20,000 depending on category and eligibility

Match Requirements

KAC requires that all grants are matched at a minimum of 1:1 through a combination of cash and in-kind expenses. For example, if your grant request is $10,000, your organization would be expected to spend $10,000 in expenses from other non-state and non-federal sources towards the project, for total project expenses of $20,000. This can include any allowable in-kind goods or services. Applicant organizations based in a Rural Opportunity Zone may claim in-kind non-monetary donations as up to 100% of the required matching funds.

Who Qualifies

  • Established 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Federally recognized tribal communities
  • Units of local governments

Note: Units of public entities or large multipurpose institutions must have their own discreet operating budgets and an advisory or governing board. Please see the guidelines for more information and other eligibility requirements.

Guidelines

2024 – 2025 Arts Everywhere Guidelines
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2024 – 2025 General Operating Support and Arts Everywhere Scoring Rubric
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Frequently Asked Questions
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KAC Grants Informational Session Recording
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Sample Arts Everywhere Grant Application
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Sample Operating Budget Worksheet
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Application Period

Applications will be accepted January 12 – 2024 – February 23, 2024 through Submittable.

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Grant Materials

KAC Budget Spreadsheet for Arts Everywhere & General Operating Support
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KAC Budget Template for Public Art and Visiting Artist Applications
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KAC Grants Informational Session Recording
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KAC Submittable Application Management Portal
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Media Kit
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National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions
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Policy on Covered Technologies
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Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment Acknowledgment Form
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Request for Payment Workbook
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Sample Operating Budget Worksheet
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W-9 Federal Form
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Want to learn more about Cultural Development Programs?

CONTACT

Curtis Young, Director of Arts Commission

785-289-7622

[email protected]

CONTACT

Kate Van Steenhuyse, KAC Assistant Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]

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