In 2021, this round was open due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this program comes from the National Endowment for the Arts through the 2021 federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Independent Non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organizations based in Kansas whose primary purpose is to produce, present, promote or serve the arts
*The following are not eligible for SOS Program funding:
Funds can be applied to expenses starting on the date of award notice (approx. Oct 1, 2021) through January 31, 2021.
Note: limited extension may be granted on a case by case basis.
Individual award amounts will be based demonstrated monthly payroll and facility costs.
Actual amounts will be determined based on available funding and the size of eligible applicant pool.
Applications should be submitted to the Kansas Department of Commerce from August 10-September 4, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed throughout September 2021. Applications are reviewed by a committee of KCAIC and Kansas Department of Commerce staff.
Grant recommendations and reviews will be presented to the full Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Board which will make final determination based on available funding and size of qualified applicant pool. Funding recommendations must be approved by the KCAIC, the only body authorized to make final funding decisions. It is possible that not all applications will be funded. If a grant is awarded, KCAIC will notify the applicant within one week of funding determination.
Click here to review full program guidelines.
* In 2021, this round will be open due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this program comes from the National Endowment for the Arts through the 2021 Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).