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Cultural Arts Funding

For over a decade, 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 2022, the City has awarded 26 organizations and individual artists operational support that has totaled more than $2.7 million.

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

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expand Title : 2023 Artist Access Grants ‎(1)
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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. For more information about The Cultural Institution (CI) Grants Program, please refer to pages 13-14 of the City of Wichita Cultural Plan Addendum.

Organizations which qualify as "Cultural Institutions" include the following and will be funded at the following levels:

Organization Amount
Arts Council $7,051
Kansas Aviation Museum $35,530
Mid-America All-Indian Museum $230,404
Museum of World Treasures $24,576
Wichita Art Museum $1,892,432
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum $173,009
Total Cultural Institution Funding 2023
$2,363,002​​