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Arts Integration Program

Using the arts to enhance student success and community development

The Arts Integration Program supports 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.

Arts Integration Program grants are awarded in three categories:

Visiting Artists

Visiting Artists provides funding for eligible organizations to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and underserved audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting artists. Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Projects should strive to integrate an arts discipline into non-arts content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance or presentation; and support community development goals and objectives.

Please visit the Kansas Touring Roster page for information about bringing roster artists to your community and to access the application. Applications for Touring Roster artists are accepted on a rolling basis as funding permits.

Integrated Arts Education

Integrated Arts Education supports new or expanded educational programming that integrates arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas to address emerging technologies, areas of skills shortages, STEM curricula, workforce readiness and increase student performance.

Innovative Partnerships

Innovative Partnerships support programming between arts organizations and non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations are encouraged to partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc. A Letter of Intent is required prior to submission of the full application in this category.

Grant Amount

The maximum grant amount for Visiting Artists and Integrated Arts Education is $7,500. The maximum grant amount for Innovative Partnerships is $20,000.

Match Requirement

There is a 1:1 match requirement for this program. The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.

The following is in effect due to the ongoing COVID pandemic:

  • For Visiting Artist and Integrated Arts Education: The match requirement must consist of at least 25% cash expenses provided by the applicant (within this 25%, applicable general operating costs may count for 50% of the cash match). In-kind or applicable general operating costs may count for 75% of total match.
  • For Innovative Partnerships: The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses. In-kind non-monetary donations may count for 50% of the required match.


Organizations or projects primarily based in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:

  • For Visiting Artist and Integrated Arts Education: In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match for grant requests up to $7,500.
  • For Innovative Partnerships: This exemption applies only to the initial $7,500. Applicants must then provide 50% match in cash for exceeding grant amounts ($7,501-$20,000).

Who Qualifies

  • Established 501(c)(3) organizations whose primary purpose is to produce, present, promote or serve the arts
  • Units of local governments (including schools, universities, libraries, arts agencies, etc.)
  • Federally recognized tribal communities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be incorporated in Kansas and in good standing with the state
  • Have fulfilled all outstanding contractual obligations with KCAIC
  • Have a SAM UEI number
  • For Innovative Partnerships only: submission of an initial application is required


Arts Integration Program General Policies
Guidelines: Innovative Partnerships
Guidelines: Integrated Arts Education
Guidelines: Visiting Arts

Application Period

Full grant applications in the Arts Integration Program are now closed (except for the Kansas Touring Roster Visiting Artist grants which are accepted on a rolling basis). The next round of grant applications will open in early 2024 for projects starting after July 1, 2024. Click below to added to the KCAIC Mailing List to receive emails about opportunities and deadlines.

Grant Materials

ACH Form
Guidelines: Reimagined Spaces
KCAIC Budget Template
KCAIC Submittable Application Management Portal
Visit Site
Media Kit
National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions
Pilot Programs General Guidelines and Policies
Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment Acknowledgment Form
Request for Payment Workbook
W-9 Federal Form

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Kate Van Steenhuyse, KCAIC Assistant Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]