The new state-run arts commission announced funding opportunities for Kansas arts agencies Tuesday.
The 7-month-old Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission was created in response to the backlash over Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of arts funding in 2011. The new programs require grant seekers to propose projects that create jobs and grow the Kansas economy.
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.
Bill Would Bar Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws In Kansas
State Lawmakers are considering a series of bills aimed at protecting gun rights.
One measure would ban local governments from passing laws that restrict the open carry of firearms.
In 2011, Kansas became the first state in history to completely eliminate funding for the arts.
That resulted in the loss of more than $1 million in matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations. And, severely impacted hundreds of Kansas arts organizations.
Looks like we’ve survived another apocalypse!