Strategic Investment Program for the Arts

Strengthening the state’s cultural infrastructure

Peter Jasso, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Director

(785) 296-2178

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.

Strategic Investment Program grants are awarded in three categories.

Organizational Development

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.

New and Expanded Works

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.

Equipment and Technology

This program provides funding to purchase equipment, materials and/or technology upgrades to expand or improve the applicant’s organization.

Who Qualifies

  • Established 501(c)(3) arts organizations whose primary purpose is to produce, present, promote or serve the arts
  • Federally recognized tribal communities
  • Units of local governments (New & Expanded Works category only)

Eligibility Requirements
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.

Application Period
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.

Guidelines: Equipment & Technology
Guidelines: New & Expanded Works
Guidelines: Organizational Development
Strategic Investment Program General Policies

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