arts funding http://kmuw.org en State Arts Agency Again Eligible For Federal Matching Funds http://kmuw.org/post/state-arts-agency-again-eligible-federal-matching-funds <p>The National Endowment for the Arts has made a preliminary decision saying Kansas is once again eligible to receive federal matching funds for arts programs. That decision was revealed during a meeting of the state's arts agency Friday.</p><p>When Governor Sam Brownback vetoed state arts funding in 2011, Kansas lost federal matching dollars. With some arts funding restored, the NEA says Kansas could be eligible for up to $560,000 in matching funds this fiscal year.</p><p>Peter Jasso, director of the Creative Arts Industries Commission, called the decision great news.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:22 +0000 Stephen Koranda 20301 at http://kmuw.org Which Kansas Arts Organizations Are Receiving State Grants? http://kmuw.org/post/which-kansas-arts-organizations-are-receiving-state-grants <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Eight Kansas arts organizations are receiving grants totaling $58,400 from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. The grants come two years after Governor Brownback vetoed all arts funding in the state. The Commission formed in 2012 when the legislature restored a part of that funding following significant backlash.</span></font></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">The grants:</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:41 +0000 Fletcher Powell 20103 at http://kmuw.org A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum http://kmuw.org/post/conversation-new-director-wsus-ulrich-museum <p>Bob Workman was named director of the Ulrich Museum in November of last year. He has a strong arts and museum administration background that started at the Ulrich back when he was a student at Wichita State University in the late 1970s.</p><p>“This is the place that really launched my art career, so when the opportunity presented itself to return to Wichita and lead the Ulrich to its next phase of growth I was very excited to have that chance,” says Workman.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:51:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15458 at http://kmuw.org A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum What New Funding Means For Kansas Arts Orgs (For Now) http://kmuw.org/post/what-new-funding-means-kansas-arts-orgs-now <p><a href="http://www.kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?NID=541">The new agency</a> formed to fill the gap in Kansas arts funding began it’s first round of grant opportunities this week, but the grants are very different from those that were offered through the now defunct Kansas Arts Commission.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15391 at http://kmuw.org What New Funding Means For Kansas Arts Orgs (For Now) New Kansas Arts Agency To Hold Public Meetings http://kmuw.org/post/new-kansas-arts-agency-hold-public-meetings <p>The agency that was formed by the 2012 Kansas legislature to replace the Kansas Arts Commission is holding a series of public input meetings.</p><p>The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) seeks public input to guide future activities and to help draft a strategic plan for FY 2014 that starts July 1.</p><p>The CIAC was awarded $700,000 for operations and grants in fiscal year 2013. It was the first time that state funding was available for Kansas arts agencies since Gov. Sam Brownback fired the staff of the Kansas Arts Commission and vetoed arts funding in 2011.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:19:21 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15068 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.25.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-22513 <p><em>Wichita officials say the roads will likely be more hazardous with this second storm; Gov. Brownback extends state of emergency declaration to include new storm; Some area schools and universities are closed.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita Officials: Get Ready For Storm, Round Two</strong></p><p>City of Wichita officials are urging residents to stay off the roads and prepare for another round of heavy snowfall.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-officials-get-ready-storm-round-two">More...</a></p><p><strong>Weather Closes Area Schools, Universities and Businesses</strong></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:51:07 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13223 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.25.13 New Kansas Arts Commission Accepting Grant Proposals http://kmuw.org/post/new-kansas-arts-commission-accepting-grant-proposals-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new state-run arts commission announced funding opportunities for Kansas arts agencies Tuesday.</span></p><p>The 7-month-old Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission was created in response to the backlash over Gov. Sam Brownback's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/137146196/kansas-gov-brownback-defunsds-state-arts-commission">veto of arts funding in 2011</a>. The new programs require grant seekers to propose projects that <a href="http://www.kmuw.org/post/4-ways-arts-funding-kansas-has-changed">create jobs and grow the Kansas economy</a>.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:52:22 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12410 at http://kmuw.org New Kansas Arts Commission Accepting Grant Proposals Top Morning News 2.08.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-20813 <p><em>Series of gun law bills proposed in Kansas House; Pitt State students oppose concealed carry on campus; New Kansas arts agency accepting grant applications; Gov requests hold on school funding suit.</em></p><p><strong>Bill Would Bar Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws In Kansas</strong></p><p>State Lawmakers are considering a series of bills aimed at protecting gun rights.</p><p>One measure would ban local governments from passing laws that restrict the open carry of firearms.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/bill-would-bar-enforcement-federal-gun-laws-kansas">More...</a></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:34:33 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 12415 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.08.13 4 Ways Arts Funding In Kansas Has Changed http://kmuw.org/post/4-ways-arts-funding-kansas-has-changed <p>In 2011, Kansas became the first state in history to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/137146196/kansas-gov-brownback-defunsds-state-arts-commission">completely eliminate funding for the arts</a>.</p><p>That resulted in the loss of more than $1 million in matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations. And, <a href="http://www.kansas.com/2011/08/20/1981070/loss-of-nea-funding-stings-state.html#storylink=misearch">severely impacted</a> hundreds of Kansas arts organizations.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:39:33 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12023 at http://kmuw.org 4 Ways Arts Funding In Kansas Has Changed Art: A New Era In Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/art-new-era-wichita <p></p><p>Looks like we’ve survived another apocalypse! Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 10223 at http://kmuw.org Art: A New Era In Wichita