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.
Applications for FY2023 Cultural Funding Grants are open March 7 - June 3
2023 Operating Grant Application
Cultural Funding Operating Grants provide operational support for qualifying 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and cultural organizations that significantly serve Wichita citizens.
Deadline for FY2023 Operating Grant applications is
5 p.m. June 3, 2022
Organizations chosen for funding for 2022 include...
|American Guild of Organists
|Arts Partners, Inc.
|Chamber Music at the Barn
|Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center
|Music Theatre for Young People
|Music Theatre of Wichita
|Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, LTD
|Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
|Tallgrass Film Association
|The Kansas African American Museum
|Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center
|Wichita Chamber Chorale
|Wichita Grand Opera
|Wichita Public Library Foundation
|Wichita Symphony Society
2023 Developing Arts Application
The Developing Arts Grant Program (DAG) provides technical assistance for capacity building to arts and cultural organizations with annual operating budgets under $50,000.
Deadline for FY2023 DAG applications is 5 p.m. June 3, 2022
No organizations were selected for funding for 2022
2023 Artist Access Grants Program
The Artist Access Grants provide professional development support for individual artists.
Deadline for FY2023 Artist Access Grant applications is 5 p.m. June 3, 2022
Individuals chosen for funding for 2022 include...
"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:
|Kansas Aviation Museum
|Mid-America All-Indian Museum
|Museum of World Treasures
|Wichita Art Museum
|Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Total Cultural Institution Funding 2023