Organizational Mentorship for the Arts

Connecting established and emerging arts organizations

Peter Jasso, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Director

(785) 296-2178

The Organizational Mentorship program encourages established arts organizations to provide mentorship services to emerging arts organizations, councils and collectives. Grants are awarded to established organizations to encourage professional development, establish peer networks and reach underserved communities and non-traditional organizations.

Grant Amount
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request. The maximum grant amount is $7,500.

Who Qualifies
Established 501(c)(3) arts organizations based in Kansas
Non-Kansas organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis

Partners (must be located in Kansas):
Emerging 501(c)(3) arts organizations
Emerging arts councils
Artist-run collectives
Artist-run spaces

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the Organizational Mentorship program, applicant organizations must demonstrate the creation of a meaningful partnership between an established arts organization and an emerging organization. The partnership must lead to the creation of an initial sustainability plan by the partner organization.

Application Period
The application deadline for this program was May 1, 2020. The grant period is June 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.

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