ArtsKC Regional Arts Council: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: ArtsKC supports arts projects and organizations within a five county region that includes Missouri and Kansas.

IP TAKE: Grant seekers applying to these grants will have to compete with artists and arts organizations from all other disciplines. Those with a local or regional connection to their work will likely be the most successful.

PROFILE: Based in Kansas City, ArtsKC supports the arts in the five-county region of Clay, Platte and Jackson in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas. It seeks to “unleash the power of the arts” and “build a city of great dreams and vigorous life, where everyone participates in and benefits from the arts.” ArtsKC supports visual arts through a series of grants.

Ovation grants support already-established arts organizations which provide programs and services to the community. Applications for this grant are by invitation only. View past grantees here.

Catalyst Grants support individuals, organizations, and programs that seek to increase access to the arts and “sustain a vibrant and thriving arts community.” For application information and to apply, click here. For a list of past grantees, click here.

Inspiration Grants support individual artists and projects. For application information and to apply, click here, and for a list of past grantees, click here.

New grant seekers will be competing with applicants from all artistic disciplines. Application information exists by area of grantmaking.


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