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Cultural Funding Committee

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For 12 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 2019, the City has awarded 29 organizations and individual artists' operational support that has totaled more than $3.3 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.

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2020 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.

2020 Cultural Funding Application

Submission deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019, by 5:00 pm

Organizations chosen for funding for 2019 include...

Organization
Amount
American Guild of Organists
$566
Ballet Wichita
$14,668
Chamber Music at the Barn
$18,499
Fisch Bowl, Inc.
$1,702
Friends of Great Plains Nature Center
$6,646
Griot's Storytelling Institute
$3,770
Music Theatre for Young People
$8,373
Opera Kansas
$4,466
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
$4,880
Tallgrass Film Association
$35,758
Wichita Chamber Chorale
$3,573
Arts Partners, Inc.
$22,760
A.R.I.S.E. Ensemble
$1,284
The Kansas African American Museum
$16,439
Wichita Public Library Foundation
$28,546
Exploration Place
$65,369
Music Theatre of Wichita
$69,564
Ulrich Museum
$27,206
Wichita Grand Opera
$19,726
Wichita Symphony Society
$63,705

2020 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.

2020 Developing Arts Application

Submission deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019, by 5:00 pm

Organizations chosen for funding for 2019 include...

Organization
Amount
Griot's Storytelling Institute $2,152

2020 Artist Access Grants Program

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

2020 Artist Access Grants Application

Submission deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019, by 5:00 pm

Organizations chosen for funding for 2019 include...

Individual
Amount
Christopher Gulick $967
Angela Evans
$967
William Flynn
$967

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
$6,779
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 2019
$2,240,211