Each year around 75 arts organizations or arts programs and 25 individual artists or artist partnerships are awarded ArtsKC Fund grants. These grants are decided by a community panel of volunteers based on the submissions of applications. For Arts organizations and arts programs, grants are awarded in the Ovation and Catalyst categories. Inspiration grants are reserved for applications submitted by artists, arts professionals, and artist partnerships.
To apply for an ArtsKC Fund grant, please use the link below most relevant to the size and type of applicant. Most first time applicants are either eligible in the Inspiration or Catalyst grant categories. Have questions or need help? Contact Dana Knapp at Knapp@ArtsKC.org.
Inspiration Grants – 5% of the ArtsKC Fund is awarded to individual artists and arts professionals for projects or career development
Catalyst Grants – 25% of the ArtsKC Fund is awarded for a variety of arts programs, projects, and activities such as programs for youth, for families, or for fully accessible and inclusive audiences
Ovation Grants – 70% of the ArtsKC Fund is awarded to well-managed, firmly established, not-for-profit arts organizations that have a broad reach and impact throughout the metropolitan area. All 23 current Ovation recipients serve a regional audience with performances, programs, and exhibitions that have a combined attendance of more than 1.9 million annually.