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Grants to Kansas Arts and Cultural Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

Developing Arts Grant (DAG) Program


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Funding Source
Division of Arts and Cultural Services
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas: City of Wichita

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/02/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Kansas nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible locations to improve organizational effectiveness. Funding is intended to provide technical and planning assistance, professional development support, and equipment to build the capacity of small and developing organizations that present, produce, and create arts programs and cultural activities. Requests will be accepted from nonprofits serving the residents of the City of Wichita.

The City of Wichita strives to encourage and provide financial support to the arts and cultural organizations that demonstrate and document excellence in quality artistic and cultural programs, professional artistic and administrative staffing, financial stability and their contribution to the community at large. The objective is to provide fiduciary support to exemplary organizations, which contribute to the quality of life and add to the economic growth and vitality of the community.

Developing Arts grant money funds:

  • Strategic planning 
  • Board development
  • Funding for workshops, seminars, conferences and professional consultations including fees, registrations, required support materials and travel 
  • Website, social media and marketing development including professional and consultation fees 
  • Computer/hardware/software purchases


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This grant program provides funding support to small and/or developing arts and cultural organizations with annual organizational budgets under $50,000 that create, present or produce year-round cultural activities and arts programs which serve the citizens of Wichita, Kansas.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Tuesday, March 21 - Developing Arts Grant​ Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come)

See the Full Grant Text URL for additional information.

Pre-Application Information
FY2024 Cultural Funding Grants Important Dates
- Monday, March 6 - Application will be available online
- Tuesday, March 21 - Developing Arts Grant​ Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come)
- Thursday, March 23 - Submittable Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come​)
- Friday, June 2 - Developing Arts and Operating Grants Application Deadline
- Thursday, July 20 - Q & A Sessions ​for Operating Grants Application​

The Developing Arts Grant is a competitive one to one matching grant. As a matching grant, successful applicants are required to match funds received on a one-to-one basis. In-kind donations will qualify as match for this grant.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with The Division of Arts and Cultural Services staff to review the application requirements and answer any questions regarding the application or process. An organization who has questions regarding its eligibility should request a determination prior to submitting an application.

Each grant applicant may submit only one (1) Developing Arts Grant application each annual grant cycle, and applicants may not be funded more than five (5) times total and no more than two (2) consecutive years for the same allowable expenditures.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $10,000.

Term of Contract
Funds must be expended in 2024.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

If you have questions about the grants or application process, please email Jesse Koza, Cultural Arts Administrator.

Offices are located at CityArts​
334 N Mead
Wichita, KS 67202​

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