The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Arts with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.

Arts Integration Program

Grants that support the role the arts play in education, community service, and workforce development. Grants are awarded in categories of Creative Collaboration, Integrated Arts Education, and Innovative Partnerships. Non-profit 501 (c)(3) arts organization, arts programs of non-profit 501 (c)(3) non-arts organizations, and units/divisions of local governments eligible to apply.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC)

Horizons Grants Program

This program is for Saline County, KS, only. It leverages community cultural development through the implementation of private and public funding granted to individuals and organizations proposing projects that “build community and change lives.” Developing artist and organizational grants are awarded annually. Smaller Horizons Enrichment Grants are available throughout the year as funds are available.

Deadline: Check the website for details
Organization: Salina Arts and Humanities Foundation

Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Program

This program awards grants to qualifying organizations that present public events in their community. Touring artists must come from outside the presenter’s state but within M-AAA’s service region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Organizations must be a 501(c)3 not-for-profit or a unit of state or local government or a federally recognized tribal entity.

Deadline: This program has a rolling deadline, and applications are due three weeks prior to the start date of the project.
Organization: Mid-America Arts Alliance

Our Town Grants

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. The program includes funding for projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.

Deadline: Annually, generally in August.
Organization: National Endowment for the Arts

Strategic Investment Program

Grants that support initiatives that use the arts to enhance community vitality, revitalize neighborhoods, generate local business, create and preserve job opportunities and impact tourism. Non-profit 501 (c)(3) arts organization and individual artists are eligible to apply. Program funds can be used for the categories of Organizational Development, New & Expanded Works, or Capital Investment.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC)

The Sunderland Foundation

Grants in four major areas including: higher education; youth services; arts and culture; and health care and hospitals. Support focuses on supporting bricks and mortar projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other areas where the Ash Grove Cement Company does business. Eligible areas include Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Western Iowa, and, to a lesser extent, in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana. Areas of interest include higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and low maintenance, energy efficient housing projects sponsored by qualified tax-exempt organizations.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: The Sunderland Foundation