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Organizational Mentorship for the Arts

Connecting established and emerging arts organizations

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.

Please Contact Your Regional Field Representative to discuss the Organizational Mentorship opportunity and access the application.


Guidelines: Organizational Mentorship
Pilot Programs General Guidelines and Policies

Application Period

Grant applications in all categories are closed. Please Contact Your Regional Field Representative to discuss the Organizational Mentorship opportunity and learn about the application.

Grant Materials

KAC Budget Spreadsheet for Arts Everywhere & General Operating Support
KAC Budget Template for Public Art and Visiting Artist Applications
KAC Grants Informational Session Recording
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KAC Submittable Application Management Portal
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Media Kit
National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions
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Policy on Covered Technologies
Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment Acknowledgment Form
Request for Payment Workbook
Sample Operating Budget Worksheet
W-9 Federal Form

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Kate Van Steenhuyse, KAC Assistant Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]