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Artist Access Grants Program

Grants to Kansas Artists in Eligible Locations for
Career Opportunities and Professional Development

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City of Wichita, Division of Arts and Cultural Services

Deadline Date:

06/04/21 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Kansas individual artists in eligible locations to support career-advancing professional development efforts. Funding is intended to help artists take advantage of high-quality skills-building and career development opportunities that will advance their work and careers as working artists. Eligible artists serve the citizens of Wichita and are involved in visual or performing arts.

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 that contribute to the quality of life and add to the economic growth and vitality of the community. 

Funds may be used for such endeavors as: 

  • Artist workshops, conferences, and seminars (including hotel, registration fees, travel)
  • Artist Residencies (including travel expenses)
  • Individual artist website development
  • Resume preparation
  • Professional presentation development¬†

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167574

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards range from $100 to $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants approved for funding will expend Artist Access funds in 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Artist Access Grants Program is designed to assist practicing, professional or emerging artists serving the citizens of Wichita, Kansas.

Applicants funded for two consecutive years must wait a year before being eligible to apply again.

This program does not fund:
- Individual projects/exhibits/specific performances
- Costs of creating or producing art or an artwork
- Purchases of equipment
- Touring engagements
- Academic or certification conferring endeavors
- Artist materials, supplies or equipment

Pre-Application Information:

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Completed applications must be received on or before the application deadline. Mail or hand-deliver to Division of Arts and Cultural Services.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or hand-deliver applications to:
Division of Arts and Cultural Services
Century I, Administrative Offices
225 W. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202

Direct questions to:
Bernadette Bradshaw
(316) 303-8663

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Wichita

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