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Cultural Funding Committee


For 11 years, the City of Wichita has granted funding to local arts organizations to recognize, preserve and celebrate Wichita's rich arts and cultural heritage - a heritage that has a tremendous impact on all residents' quality of life. For 2018 the City has awarded 29 organizations and individual artists' operational support that has totaled more than $3.2 million.

The City offered three different grant opportunities that are awarded through a competitive process: Cultural Funding Grants, Developing Arts Grants and Artist Access Grants.

2019 Cultural Funding Application

Cultural Funding Grants provide operational support for qualifying 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and cultural organizations that significantly serve Wichita citizens.

Submission deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 by 5:00pm

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2019 Developing Arts Application

The Developing Arts Grant Program (DAG) provides technical assistance for capacity building to arts and cultural organizations with annual operational budgets under $50,000.

Submission deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm

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2019 Artist Access Grants Program

The Artist Access Grants provide professional development support for individual artists.

Submission deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm

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Cultural Institutions

"Cultural Institutions" are arts and cultural organizations which have operations and activities in a facility that is owned and/or operated by the City of Wichita. The organization's audited annual revenues must be in excess of $50,000 for at least two preceding years. Cultural Institutions are funded by entering into a three-year Operational Partnership Agreements. Organizations which qualify as "Cultural Institutions" include the following and will be funded at the following levels:

​Organization ​Amount
​Arts Council
Mid-America All-Indian Center​ $189,915​
Wichita Art Museum​ $1,819,398​
Wichita Historical Museum​ $166,332​
Kansas Aviation Museum​ $34,159​
Museum of World Treasures​ $23,628​
​Total Cultural Institution Funding 2018