Organizational Mentorship for the Arts

Connecting established and emerging arts organizations

Peter Jasso, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Director

(785) 296-2178


Kate Van Steenhuyse, KCAIC Chief Programs Officer


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 period for this program is now closed. Please check back in 2021 for information about the next grant round.

Additional Resources

KCAIC Board Members
Pilot Programs General Guidelines and Policies

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