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KAC Strategic Planning Initiative 2022

Resources aimed at the support and promotion of creative and cultural sectors across Kansas

KAC engaged communities throughout Kansas in the creation of a strategic plan focused on developing creative and cultural resources as an essential catalyst for innovation and community revitalization.

To best develop and deploy resources for public good and social impact, a successful plan will:

  • Re-imagine the place culture holds in Kansas communities;
  • Expand the role the arts play in achieving local priorities;
  • build and support statewide infrastructure for the creative arts sector (of which KAC is one facet);
  • outline broad, high-impact strategies that Kansans see as necessary for individuals and communities to thrive; and
  • point to the contributions that art, culture, design, and heritage make towards equitable economic prosperity and community development.

Thought Exchange

Ahead of the session, you can contribute to a brief virtual idea exchange about what is important in arts and culture across Kansas. Your responses and ratings are completely anonymous and you will see real-time results as they come in.

Operational Feedback

You can provide feedback on KAC programs and services. Your responses and ratings are completely anonymous and will help improve KAC functions and processes.


Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University

Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University

The goal of the institute is to promote best practices in organizations and communities interested in improving people’s lives, as well as fostering connections with community partners looking to create positive change.

Center for Performance and Civic Practice

Center for Performance and Civic Practice

Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) is a national resource for artists and communities working together for arts-based, community-led transformation. CPCP is comprised of a national team of artists who believe that with the right approach, the same tools and capacities that artists use to make art can be utilized to transform systems and improve the impacts of government and community-driven efforts and programs.  

2022 Public Engagement Sessions

Monday, March 21 held in Garden City

Tuesday, March 22 held in Wichita

Tuesday, April 19 held in Independence

Tuesday, May 3 held in Salina

Wednesday, May 4 held in Kansas City




Kate Van Steenhuyse, KAC Assistant Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]