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Cultural Partners


National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts supports exemplary arts projects in communities nationwide through grantmaking, initiatives, partnerships, and events.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Mid-America Arts Alliance is a nonprofit, regional arts organization—representing Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas—that focuses on strengthening communities and improving lives through extraordinary cultural experiences.


Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas has pioneered programming, grants and partnerships that share stories to spark conversations — drawing people together and generating new ideas. These stories and ideas inspire each of us in Kansas to play a part in strengthening our communities and our democracy.

Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society actively preserves and shares Kansas history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting state government and history to enhance government transparency, provide economic development assistance, and educate students and families.

Kansas State Library

The Kansas State Library improves the lives of Kansas residents by providing resources that

  • will deliver 21st Century library services and resources to all Kansans and help all Kansans be successful in a global market
  • increase reading readiness and on-grade reading acuity,
  • improve chances for academic success,
  • help start and grow businesses,
  • assist individuals with employment opportunities, and 
  • provide lifelong educational services.
Kansas Office of Tourism & Travel

The Kansas Tourism Division is charged with encouraging the traveling public to visit and travel within Kansas by promoting and developing the recreational, historic, and natural advantages of the state and its facilities.

The Division’s efforts include:

  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Research and Education

The Division’s marketing efforts are focused on domestic leisure travelers, travel writers, motor coach tour operators, and the international travel community.

Kansas African American Affairs Commission

KAAAC works to devise strategies to address public policy concerns of the African American community. The Commission serves as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations while addressing needs for change that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas.

Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission

KHLAAC serves as a liaison for the Kansas Hispanic & Latino Community and addresses public policy concerns primarily in the areas of education, health, and business.

Kansas Native American Affairs Office

The Native American Affairs Office coordinates intergovernmental communications between tribal governments, the Governor’s Office and other state agencies to ensure that Native American concerns and needs are addressed in state policy making decisions.

Kansas Arts Commission

The Kansas Arts Commission is dedicated to promoting, supporting and expanding Kansas’ creative industries and enriching communities through arts and culture.