The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) is focused on the creative industries sector of the Kansas economy. The Commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and create creative industry-related jobs.  

Grants
The CAIC offers two programs designed to strengthen an important sector of the Kansas economy and create jobs.

See General Policies for additional information 

 KEY DATES:

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

INTENT:  To encourage and support peer-to-peer mentorship between established arts organizations and emerging arts organizations and collectives. 

DESCRIPTION

This program provides funding to established arts organizations to provide mentorship and related services to emerging arts organizations, councils, and collectives. The goal of the program is to encourage professional and organizational development, establish peer networks, and reach underserved communities and non-traditional organizational structures. 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Established arts non-profits (501c3)
  • Arts divisions of local government

ELIGIBLE PARTNER

  • Emerging arts 501c3s
  • Emerging Arts Councils
  • Artist Collectives
  • Artist-run spaces

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible Projects must 

  • Demonstrate the creation of a meaningful partnership between an established arts organization and an emerging organization
  • Primarily benefit the partner organization
  • Result in an initial sustainability plan by the partner organization

Eligible expenses provided to mentees may include:

  • Staff time 
  • Venue/facility rental
  • General operating expenses 
  • Artist fees
  • Supplies and materials
  • Travel expenses

Expenses may not include:

  • Food
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers  
  • Construction costs, purchase or renovation of facilities
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses. 

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request. 

In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match

MATCH EXCEPTION

 See General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc. 

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

 ACKNOWLEDGMENT Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents

See General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

KEY DATES:

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

INTENT:   To temporarily activate vacant and underused spaces through the arts 

DESCRIPTION

This program provides funding for communities to temporarily provide vacant spaces to artists and arts organizations for the purposes of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to activate publicly accessible spaces, increase community vibrancy, and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Units of local government
  • Non-profit organizations (501c3 only)
  • Federally recognized tribes

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible projects may include:

  • Artist studios
  • Galleries / Exhibition space
  • Performance space
  • Installations
  • Pop-up cinemas
  • Outdoor Spaces

Projects must reimagine an existing space for a new arts-centered purpose, have a community engagement component and be accessible to the public during a portion of the project length.

Eligible expenses may include:

  • Some general operating expenses during the life of the project (venue rental, utilities, admin support for the space, etc.)
  • Artist fees
  • Supplies and materials

Project expenses may not include:

  • Food
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • construction costs, permanent improvements to a facility, or improvements that increase the value of the property.
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.) 
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses.

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $10,000

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 25% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 75% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION
Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer: In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match.

See General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS
The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents

 See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc. 

INTENT: To strengthen the sustainability of arts organizations in Kansas

DESCRIPTION

This program provides funding for professional development opportunities for Kansas based arts organizations that help strengthen business practices, increase organizational viability and promote long term sustainability.

PROJECT CRITERIA

Projects in this category may include the following:

  • Activities that help build administrative and business skills and/or enhance workforce development (board training, strategic planning, professional development, etc.)
  • Development of marketing materials that promote programs and services and fulfill strategies to expand audiences and provide outreach to underserved populations. (This does not include PR campaigns or materials used solely to raise awareness or improve the image of the organization.)

Eligible Projects must:

  • be part of a broader strategy to improve the fiscal health of the organization.
  • if applying for marketing assistance, engage underserved audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age.

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.

The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match. 

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer: In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match.

See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents

See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

INTENT: To expand arts participation through the development of new programming.

DESCRIPTION

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.

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible Projects must:

  • be a new type of program for the applicant or a significant expansion of an existing program.
  • be part of a broader strategy to improve the fiscal health of the organization and increase participation in programs and services. 
  • involve relevant, strategic partnerships with organizations in the community and/or adjacent communities;
  • take place in an accessible facility; 
  • engage underserved audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age.

 Expenses may not include:

  • Food 
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers   
  • Construction costs, purchase or renovation of facilities
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher. 
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses.

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
         In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match.

See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here:   Grant Related Documents

See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

INTENT: To increase the capability of arts organizations in Kansas

DESCRIPTION

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

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible Projects must:

  • be part of a broader strategy to improve the fiscal health of the organization and increase participation in programs and services.
  • NOT include purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • NOT include or require construction expenses to install

 Expenses may not include:

  • Food 
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • Construction costs
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher. 
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses. 

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500 

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
         In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match.

See SIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents



See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.
INTENT: To encourage the integration of visiting artists into a variety of community settings.

DESCRIPTION

This program provides funding for eligible organizations to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and underserved audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting arts. Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Projects should strive to integrate an arts discipline into non-arts content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support community development goals and objectives.

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible Projects must:

  • feature a visiting  artist from outside of the host community in at least one exhibition or performance that is open to the general public;
  • include at least ONE of the following complementary activities that builds greater appreciation for the featured artist or the art form:      
    • An educational activity that features artist interaction with students
    • A community activity that features artist interaction with members of the community   

    Complementary activities can include, but are not limited to: lectures/demonstrations, master classes, workshops, and other creative approaches to engage the community in the work of the featured artist or art form. Innovative activities that feature interactions with segments of the community that may not otherwise engage in visiting artists activities are strongly encouraged.  

  • involve relevant, strategic partnerships with organizations in the community and/or adjacent communities;
  • take place in an accessible facility; 
  • engage underserved audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age.

Eligible projects may NOT include requests to fund:

  • an artist from the same community as the applicant;
  • a project that is not arts focused (e.g. conference keynote speeches, sidewalk sales, food festivals, fireworks displays, etc.)
  • activities at colleges and universities where students will receive academic credit for participation or attendance; and/or
  • activities that serve mostly students and faculty with minimal or no general public involvement.

 Expenses may not include:

  • Food 
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • Construction costs
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher. 
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses. 

MAXIMUM REQUEST

  • $7,500 for non-roster artists

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.

The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match

See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents



See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

INTENT: To encourage the integration of visiting artists into a variety of community settings.

DESCRIPTION
This program provides funding for eligible organizations to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and underserved audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting arts. Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Projects should strive to integrate an arts discipline into non-arts content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support community development goals and objectives.

PROJECT CRITERIA
Eligible Projects must:

  • feature a visiting  artist from outside of the host community in at least one exhibition or performance that is open to the general public;
  • include at least ONE of the following complementary activities that builds greater appreciation for the featured artist or the art form:           
    • An educational activity that features artist interaction with students
    • A community activity that features artist interaction with members of the community   

    Complementary activities can include, but are not limited to: lectures/demonstrations, master classes, workshops, and other creative approaches to engage the community in the work of the featured artist or art form. Innovative activities that feature interactions with segments of the community that may not otherwise engage in visiting artists activities are strongly encouraged.  

  • involve relevant, strategic partnerships with organizations in the community and/or adjacent communities;
  • take place in an accessible facility; 
  • engage underserved audiences who lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age.

Eligible projects may NOT include requests to fund:

  • an artist from the same community as the applicant;
  • a project that is not arts focused (e.g. conference keynote speeches, sidewalk sales, food festivals, fireworks displays, etc.);
  • an artist appearing in a locally produced presentation, concert, or production;
  • activities at colleges and universities where students will receive academic credit for participation or attendance; and/or
  • activities that serve mostly students and faculty with minimal or no general public involvement.

MAXIMUM REQUEST

  • $8,500 for roster artists (depending on how the applicant applies the credit)

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)
The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION
Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match

KANSAS TOURING ROSTER
Projects featuring artists from the Kansas Touring Roster are eligible for a $1,000 credit that can be applied either to the applicants match or to the grant request.

See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.




See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

INTENT: To encourage the integration of arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas

DESCRIPTION

This program supports new or expanded educational programming that integrates arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas to address emerging technologies, areas of skills shortages, STEM curricula, workforce readiness, and increase student performance.

PROJECT CRITERIA

Projects in this category may include the following:

  • Innovate educational programming aimed at students for integration of arts subjects with other curriculum
  • Professional development for teachers and school administrators for integrating the arts into non-arts curriculum.

Eligible projects must:

  • include both arts and non-arts curriculum;
  • be planned, organized, and implemented by a committee which could include teachers, teaching artists, representatives from partnering organizations, administrators, students, parents, and/or community members;
  • identify target groups of students, include specific arts learning objectives, and provide a quality assessment and evaluation plan.
  • be a new program or significant expansion of an existing program

   Expenses may not include:

  • Food 
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • Construction costs, purchase or renovation of facilities
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher. 
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses. 

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $7,500

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer:
         In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match.

See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents


See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc.

INTENT: To encourage the use of the arts to address a variety community development and social issues.

DESCRIPTION

This category supports innovative programming between arts organizations and non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations are encouraged to partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc.

PROJECT CRITERIA

Eligible projects must 

  •  include a relevant, strategic partnership between at least one Kansas arts organization and at least one non-arts community entity.
  •  be a new program or significant expansion of an existing program
  • NOT include purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher.
  • NOT include or require construction expenses to install

Projects must address ONE of the following priority areas:

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Projects that use art to diversify local economies, generate revenue, and attract visitors and investment. Projects should focus on job growth, unemployment, or cultural tourism.
  • HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
    Projects that use art to improve human health or functioning. Projects should focus on health related topics, serve specific populations, or occur in a health care or human service setting (hospital, clinic, senior activity center, women’s shelter, homeless shelter, etc).
  • PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    Projects that use art to prevent delinquency and recidivism in youth and adults. Projects should focus on at-risk youth or incarcerated populations (after school program, juvenile detention center, adult prison, alternative learning center).
  •  NATURAL RESOURCES & AGRICULTURE
    Projects that use art to understand and/or improve the ecological and agricultural environment. Project should focus on natural resources (energy, water, agriculture, ecological issues).
  •  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    Projects that use the arts to improve the quality of life and livability in the local community. Projects should focus on (transportation, revitalization of neighborhoods and cultural planning activities.

   Expenses may not include:

  • Food 
  • Receptions / Galas / fundraisers
  • Construction costs,  purchase or renovation of facilities 
  • Insurance and legal fees
  • purchases of individual items worth $5,000 or higher. 
  • Honorariums (artists and contractors must be paid as fees for services rendered.)
  • Please see guidelines and NEA website for additional federal cost principals and unallowable expenses. 

MAXIMUM REQUEST: $20,000

MATCH REQUIREMENT: dollar for dollar (1:1)

  • The total project cost must be at least twice the amount of the grant request.
  • The match requirement must consist of at least 50% cash expenses provided by the applicant. 
  • In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted up to 50% of the required match.

MATCH EXCEPTION

Organizations in communities with populations of 15,000 or fewer: 

  • In-kind non-monetary donations may be counted as 100% of the required match for the initial $7,500 of the grant request. 
  • Applicants must then provide 50% match in cash for exceeding grant amounts ($7,501-$20,000).

See AIP General Policies for additional information on applicant eligibility, allowable expenses, etc..

PAYMENT OF FUNDS

The award for these grant funds is on a cost reimbursement basis only. Grantee shall be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only for actual, reasonable and necessary costs based upon the grant budget, not to exceed the maximum obligation established above. Upon progress toward completion of the project, Grantee shall submit invoices on terms acceptable to Commerce, with all of the necessary supporting documentation, prior to any reimbursement of allowable costs.  Commerce will distribute requested amounts equal to demonstrated matching funds. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

Grantee shall acknowledge KCAIC and the NEA in a manner consistent with a donor or sponsor at the level of the total grant amount and in all materials related to the awarded activity. Acknowledgment of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission  and the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all published material (printed programs, news releases, web news, email alerts, advertisements, flyers, etc.) and announcements regarding the particular activity or activities supported. 

The following language is recommended: “This [insert name of organization or project] was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Acknowledgment shall include display of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission logo and the NEA logo on Grantee’s website or on printed material including brochures, press releases, etc. Logos will be provided to Grantee electronically. 

Grantees are also required to write a brief letter to their local state senator and representatives informing them of the award and their proposed grant activity.

FINAL REPORT

Grantees are required to submit expense receipts, evidence of required funding match, and a final report form within 30 days of the completion of your activities. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your activities such as photographs, sample curriculum, or media clippings. Furthermore, grantees are required to share results of program development with the field. The Final Report is available online via Submittable.

Grant Related Documents including logos, final reports, and budget templates can be found here: Grant Related Documents



It is not necessary to apply if you are already on the current roster:

Click Here to view the Roster

For complete guidelines: Click Here

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with induction panels conducted in the Fall and Spring.

Deadline for consideration is April 3, 2020

INTENT: To promote Kansas artists and ensure that every Kansas community has access to high quality arts programming.

DESCRIPTION

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries maintains an approved Touring Roster of Kansas-based touring companies and artists. In this program, the artist or artist's management sets the fee and negotiates the booking. Applicants must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range. Roster artists are required to perform outside their community regularly. Touring artists offer single performances as well as optional services that may include workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, arts education components, residencies, or short performances. The fact that an artist is approved to the roster does not imply or guarantee that the artist will receive bookings in the coming year. If you are an artist, becoming a Kansas Touring Performer helps you to be found by presenters.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:   Kansas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances and experiences.

Applicants can come from any artistic discipline (including, but not limited to: music, theater, dance, visual arts, literary, comedy, graphic novels, film, podcasting, etc.) provided they can meet the criteria below. 

PROJECT CRITERIA

Applicants must:

  • Be experienced, high quality artists with a professional reputation
  • Provide public performances or exhibitions of their work
  • Provide educational activities with students
  • Provide complimentary activities with the community
  • Be willing to tour Kansas communities statewide.

 



The Indigenous Arts Initiative (IAI) supports a rotating series of Indigenous art labs that provides Indigenous artists an opportunity to hone their creative skills, expand their professional networks, and gain leadership experience through collaborative, mentor-based programming at the University of Kansas.

As a partnership between KCAIC, KU Film & Media Studies, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Lied Center, the IAI offers a series of collaborative workshops, masterclasses, and public events in Lawrence, KS that coincide with the annual KU Indigenous Cultures Festival. In addition to training and mentoring emerging artists, the goal of the Initiative is to enhance Indigenous leadership at the border of artistic and community practice, while strengthening ties between the state of Kansas and Indigenous communities. Each year, mid-career Visiting Artists are selected from a range of mediums, including visual art, film & media, music and performance, to instruct and mentor artists from across Kansas.

IAI Visiting Artists will present a 3-4-day workshop in their respective mediums. At the end of the workshop period, each Visiting Artist will choose 1-2 proposed projects from among their participants, in consultation with the IAI Committee, to mentor the emerging artists as they complete their new work. Completed works will be showcased at a KU Indigenous People's Day exhibition the following fall.

Applications for registration are due by March 13, 2020. All artists welcome to apply however spots will go to approved indigenous artists first.

2020 IAI Visiting Artists:

Joseph Erb (Cherokee)

computer animator, film producer, language technologist and artist

Filmmaking Workshop:  Digital Animation -- March 25-28, 2020

Joseph Lewis Erb (Cherokee Nation Citizen) will teach a workshop about how to animate Indigenous stories. Participants will learn the principles of Indigenous storytelling while also learning the fundamentals of animation. Participants will learn to use 2-D software like Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. The workshop will be delivered in a series of discussions, lectures and short projects. Limited seats available. 

Joseph Erb is an artist, computer animator, film producer, and educator enrolled in the Cherokee Nation. He is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri in the School of Visual Studies. Joseph has spent much of his life working to integrate Cherokee language into the latest technologies. In 2002, Erb created the first ever Native American computer animation, as well as the first ever computer animation in the Cherokee language titled, “The Beginning They Told”. He has taught animation to Muskogee Creek and Cherokee students using traditional stories in their own Native language. Erb has spent years working on projects that expanded the use of the Cherokee language in technologies and new media. These projects resulted in several successes such as Cherokee language on the iPhone, Cherokee Google Search engine, Gmail in Cherokee, Facebook in Cherokee and Microsoft Operating System Windows 8 in Cherokee. He helped to create working relationships between Cherokee Nation and technology companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft that still exist today. His award-winning digital stories are shown in film festivals across the world. In 2016 he received the Cherokee Nation Community Leadership award and in 2017 he received the Cherokee Nation Community Organization award for strengthening the Cherokee language and culture, including his role as program coordinator for the Cherokee Nation Remember the Removal program. His work crosses many disciplines in service to Cherokee community, culture, and language. 

Dana Warrington (Menominee/Prairie Band Potawatomi)

founder of Young Blood Artwork, an expert in beadwork, quillwork, bustle-making, moccasins, & cradleboards.

Visual Art Workshop:  Traditional Quillwork -- April 3-6, 2020

Master artist instructor and quiller Dana Warrington, Menominee and Potawatomi will lead this workshop. The interactive session will take place Friday, April 3- Monday April 6th, 10 am – 6pm daily. During the interactive session you will learn the process of sorting, dying, fabricating molds, designing, wrapping and putting your quill project together. As a participant, all of your materials required for this workshop will be provided at no cost to you. Due to the limited time frame to conduct this workshop, the workshop will be intense learning and will require your dedication and commitment to finish the program. At the conclusion of the workshop the Initiative committee, along with the artist Dana Warrington, will choose one participant to work on an extended project. The master artist and participant will identify a project to collaborate on over the next five months (May – September 2020). The artist and participant will return to Lawrence, KS in October 2020 to show case and exhibit their work at a place to be determined.

Artist Dana Warrington is an enrolled Prairie Band Potawatomi tribal member of Kansas as well a proud Menominee of Wisconsin, he was born in Northern Wisconsin and currently resides in Cherokee, North Carolina. Warrington has been creating traditional quill work since 2011. Since then he has won numerous awards at the largest native art markets in the United States. In 2017, Warrington won three awards and the Best In Show at the Eiteljorg Indian Art Market. That same year he won first and second place at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market. Since then Warrington has participated in numerous art markets including the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, Arizona; Eiteljorg Indian Art Market in Indianapolis, Indiana; Santa Fe Indian Art Market and Santa Fe Winter Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Cherokee Indian Art Market in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the National Museum of American Indian Art Market in New York, New York. 

*Please read the full description of requirements and awards for the residency before continuing to the application.*


Committments: The Tallgrass Artist Residency will invite 8 artists/artist teams to participate in two-week residency periods between May and September, 2020 in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Residents are expected to give a public program of their choosing during this two-week period at one of our partner venues. Residents are also expected to participate in a group exhibition and artist symposium on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Residents are given lodging at Matfield Station in the small community of Matfield Green, Kansas for 10 nights during their residency and up to 2 nights during the artist symposium events.


Who Can Apply:  This residency seeks to create connection and conversation across the Great Plains. We welcome applications from artists/art teams who currently live in a place that is ecologically considered prairie (← click the link to see a general map of this area). 

New in 2020: We will accept applications from artists outside of the prairie ecoregion for one additional residency period, treated as an "ecoregion exchange".

Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a unique voice or perspective, a dedication to exploring place, and an interest in participating in a contemporary dialogue. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and career levels, media and practice. We're not currently accepting applications from previous artists-in-residence in the program. **Because of our rural setting, having your own transportation during the residency is essential**
 
Program Description: The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a unique program that offers individual artists/artist teams time and space to retreat and research in a rural, tallgrass prairie setting. Though the experience is rural, it is not meant to be isolating. Artists are provided lodging in the small community of Matfield Green, 20 miles from Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and home to a growing number of artists and thinkers. Our Matfield Green team welcomes residents and helps in orientation to the Flint Hills region. Some of our past regional partners have included the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, The Volland Store, The Bank Art Space, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Konza Prairie Biological Station, The Flint Hills Writing Project, The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, MamaFilm Microcinema, and Harvester Arts.  
 
Applications are due by March 13, 2020 with notification at the end of March.


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Requirement Checklist
•Residency periods must occur in ten night blocks between May and September, 2020.
•During the residency period, each artist will give a public program at one of our partner venues in the Flint Hills.
•Artists are expected to contribute at least one piece to a group exhibition in the Fall of 2020.
•Artists are expected to participate in the Tallgrass Symposium in Matfield Green on October 3, 2020.


Awards
•Artists will be provided 10 nights of lodging at Matfield Station during residency period.
•Artists will be connected with rangers at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and may be granted special access, upon request.
•Each artist will receive a stipend for travel and material reimbursement.
•Artists will be provided lodging for up to two nights in Matfield Green (or nearby) during closing events in October.
•Reimbursements will be available for shipping artwork to and from group exhibition.


If you have any questions about the residency, feel free to email program coordinator Kelly Yarbrough at: tallgrass.art@gmail.com


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