The Strategic Investment Program recognizes the important role creative organizations play in building and sustaining cultural and economic vibrancy in Kansas. By funding a variety of professional and organizational development opportunities that impact cultural programming, these grants support initiatives that use the arts to enhance community vitality, revitalize neighborhoods, generate local business, create and preserve job opportunities and impact tourism.
This category provides funding for professional development opportunities for Kansas-based arts organizations that help strengthen business practices, increase organizational viability and promote long-term sustainability.
This program provides funding for new or significantly expanded productions, exhibitions, programs or events by Kansas-based nonprofit arts organizations. Projects should either be an entirely new type of program for the organization designed to diversify its services, or an expansion of an existing program designed to significantly enhance the quality of current offerings.
Applicants must make a compelling case as to why this particular self-identified opportunity was selected, how it will have a substantial impact on their work and community and how it will enhance the national reputation of Kansas.
The application deadline for this program was August 3, 2020. The grant period is Sept. 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
Special Round FY20
The application deadline for this program was May 1, 2020. The grant period is June 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.