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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 2023, 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.

FY2024 Cultural Funding Grants Important Dates

  • Monday, March 6 - Application will be available online
  • Tuesday, March 21 - Developing Arts Grant​ Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come)
  • Wednesday, March 22 - Operating Grants Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come)
  • Thursday, March 23 - Submittable Info Sessions (10am Virtual & 2pm In-Person - information to come​)
  • Friday, June 2 - Developing Arts and Operating Grants Application Deadline
  • Thursday, July 20 - Q & A Sessions ​for Operating Grants Application​
​Our Artist Access Grant program is currently under review. Please check back for more information or email Jesse Koza, Cultural Arts Administrator​, for updates.

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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 $7,860
Kansas Aviation Museum
$39, 604
Mid-America All-Indian Museum $263, 514
Museum of World Treasures $27,394
Wichita Art Museum $2,109,437
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum $192,848
Total Cultural Institution Funding 2023
$2,640,657​

​Cultural Funding Committee

The Cultural Funding Committee is a subcommittee of the Arts Council, Inc. The committee is charged with reviewing grant applications and making funding recommendations to the City Council on various City of Wichita cultural arts grant applicatio​ns.

If you have questions regarding the Cultural Funding Committee, please contact Jesse Koza at jkoza@wichita.gov.​

Members​​​

​Member
Appointed By ​
​​Seat Name​​
Anthony Joiner, Jr.
​District I
Seat 8
Beth Oaks
​District II
Chair
​Dominic Gauna
​District III
​Vice Chair
Ann Keefer
​District IV
Seat 5
Martha Linsner
​District V
​Seat 7
Jerry L. Gray
​District VI
Seat 2
​Shannon Boone
​Mayor
​Seat 6
Cynthia Berner​
​Arts Council
​Seat 3
​Nadine Long
​Arts Council
​Seat 4
​Sam Smith
​Arts Council
​Seat 10
Linda Johnson​Arts Council
Seat 11

​Meeting Videos ​​​


2023 Meeting Schedule

The board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Board Room at CityArts, 344 N Mead.

  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2​
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7 ​

​Agendas & Minutes​

  
  
2022-10-6 CFC Agenda.pdf2022-10-6 CFC Agenda
2022-10-6 CFC Minutes.pdf2022-10-6 CFC Minutes
2022-11-10 CFC Agenda.pdf2022-11-10 CFC Agenda
2023-1-5 CFC Agenda.pdf2023-1-5 CFC Agenda