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.
The maximum grant amount for Strategic Investment Programs is $7,500.
There is a 1:1 match requirement for this program. The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The following is in effect due to the ongoing COVID pandemic:
Organizations or projects primarily based in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
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.
Full grant applications in all categories will be open in the spring of 2023 for projects occurring between July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Join the KCAIC mailing list to stay informed on deadlines and opportunities.