Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission http://kmuw.org en Five Kansas Arts Organizations Awarded Grants http://kmuw.org/post/five-kansas-arts-organizations-awarded-grants <p>The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has awarded more than $32,000 dollars in grants to five arts organizations.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:34:09 +0000 Associated Press 21500 at http://kmuw.org 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 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 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 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 New State Arts Agency Presents Strategic Plan, Hopes To Restore Federal Funds http://kmuw.org/post/new-state-arts-agency-presents-strategic-plan-hopes-restore-federal-funds <p>Leaders in the Wichita arts community Wednesday met with the director of the newly formed Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission to talk about the organization's strategic plan.</p><p>The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is the organization formed by the state in the 2012 legislative session in response to the fallout after Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed all arts funding in 2011.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:59:03 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9488 at http://kmuw.org