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Public Art & Murals Grant

 Connecting communities through public art & mural projects

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

KAC supports public art programs across all Kansas communities. This program is 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.

Visit the Kansas Murals Map for information about funded projects and the Office of Rural Prosperity’s Rural Mural program.

Kansas Arts Commission Public Art & Murals Program

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)

All grant activities and expenditures must take place within the grant period, July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 23, 2024. See below for more information on eligibility, guidelines, and application details.

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 KAC

Have a SAM UEI number. Click here for more information

Program Requirements

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

Application Period

Applications will be accepted January 12, 2024 – February 23, 2024 through Submittable.

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Guidelines

2024-2025 KAC Public Art and Murals Grant Guidelines
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KAC Grants Informational Session Recording
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Grant Materials

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

CONTACT

Curtis Young, Director of Arts Commission

785-289-7622

[email protected]

CONTACT

Kate Van Steenhuyse, Assistant Director of Arts Commission

785-379-1608

[email protected]

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