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Mural & Public Art Grant

 Connecting communities through mural and public art projects

Banner Image: “The Original Dream” by Gleo, from The Horizontes Project, Wichita

KCAIC supports public art programs across all Kansas communities.  In addition to KCAIC Mural and Public Art grants, we work in partnership with the Office of Rural Prosperity, to provide more funding options for communities to create and install public works of art. The details of each funding opportunity are outlined below. These programs are designed to utilize artists and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.

See the Kansas Mural Making Guide for more information and technical assistance with public art projects.

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Mural & Public Art Program

Application period: January 16 – March 13, 2023

Award details

  • Maximum Request – $10,000
  • 1:1 match required (for a $10,000 award, $10,000 – match required, of which 75% may be in-kind, except for rural communities with a population less than 15,000 for which 100% of the match can be in-kind)
  • Period of Performance: July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024 (18 months)

Eligible applicants:

  • established 501c3 organizations, units of local government, federally recognized tribes
  • Be incorporated in Kansas and in good standing with the state
  • Have fulfilled all outstanding contractual obligations with KCAIC
  • Have a SAM UEI number. Click here for more information

Program Requirements: Community engagement component (see application for details), State Historic Preservation Office review

Office of Rural Prosperity Mural Program

Application Period: March 13 – May 1, 2023

Award details

  • Maximum Request: $7500
  • A 100% match is required for the award which must be at least a 25% cash match and up to 75% in-kind match.
  • Period of Performance: July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023 (6 months)

Eligible applicants include only those from communities with a population less than 15,000 who are:

  • Not for profit (501c3 and 501c6) organizations
  • units of local government
  • federally recognized tribes

Program Requirements: State Historic Preservation Office review


Guidelines: Mural/Public Art Grant
Guidelines: Reimagined Spaces
Pilot Programs General Guidelines and Policies

Application Period

Full grant applications in all categories are now open for projects occurring between July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Click below to access KCAIC grant applications and more information.

Grant Materials

ACH Form
Guidelines: Reimagined Spaces
KCAIC Budget Template
KCAIC Submittable Application Management Portal
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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

Want to learn more about Cultural Development Programs?


Kate Van Steenhuyse, Interim Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]