The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is a program in the Kansas Department of Commerce focused on leveraging the creative arts to benefit the Kansas economy. The commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative arts to grow the state’s economy and enhance the quality of life. The creative arts sector of the Kansas economy includes individuals, private businesses, and non-profit organizations primarily involved in design, film/media, literary/publishing, performing arts, visual arts, and other cultural heritage disciplines. Creatives refers to individual artists and professionals working in the above fields.
Grant applications in all categories (except Mural and Public Art Re-Imagined Spaces) will open in February 2022, with an application deadline of Monday, March 21st for projects occurring July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Applications will be available via KCAIC’s Submittable portal in late January 2022.