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8:01 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Kansas Agency to Reapply For Lost Federal Arts Funding

Children rehearse for the Wizard of Oz at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

In 2011, Kansas made headlines by eliminating all public funding for the arts. That meant the state no longer qualified for federal matching grants of more than $1 million. But some recent changes mean the state will reapply for the lost federal dollars.

During the last legislative session, lawmakers restored state funding for the arts. And now, the state’s arts agency, the Creative Arts Industries Commission, will reapply for federal grants.

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