ARTS INTEGRATION PROGRAM grants support the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development. This program provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations, and community service non-profits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, and enhance community development.

Arts Integration Program grants are awarded in three categories:

  • Creative Collaboration: This program encourages the integration of Kansas artists into a variety of settings. Grants may be used to fund residencies and professional development collaborations that feature partnerships among artists, schools, arts organizations, and arts programs of non-arts organizations. Creative Collaborations integrate an arts discipline into non-arts curriculum and content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support arts programming and community development goals and objectives. Projects must include a collaborative planning process that includes all partners, an exhibition or performance, and artist interaction with both students and community members. Non-Kansas artists will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Integrated Arts Education: This program supports innovative educational programming that integrates arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas to address emerging technologies, areas of skills shortages, STEM curricula, workforce readiness, and increase student performance.
  • Innovative Partnerships: This category supports innovative programming between arts organizations and non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations are encouraged to partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc.

Key Dates

  • Next Application Deadline: Feb. 6
  • Review Date: March 6
  • Grant Period Ends: December 31, 2015

Arts Integration Program Guidelines

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