If you are a Catalyst Grant recipient or are interested in applying, please see the Catalyst Resources.

Catalyst grants are designed to reach a broader range of organizations and programs than those funded in the Ovation category of the ArtsKC Fund.  Many of these organizations who receive funding are likely to be growing and changing in more fundamental ways than the Ovation grant recipients.  Accordingly, Catalyst grants are often used to accelerate or enable important changes, either in these organizations or in the communities which they serve.

Approximately 25% of the ArtsKC Fund is awarded through the Catalyst category. To be eligible for funding in the Catalyst category, an organization must:

• Be an arts, cultural, or other nonprofit organization,
• Be principally located in the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area (Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, and Wyandotte)
• Have a governing body with bylaws
• Provide matching funds for projects and activities

Catalyst funding provides grants of two basic types:

1) Mission Support: for organizations whose primary purpose is the arts (formerly known as General Operating Support).
2) Project Support: for arts, cultural, or other nonprofit organizations conducting a specific arts project.

2016-2017 Catalyst Mission & Project Recipients

ArtsKC 2016-2017 Catalyst Mission Grant Recipients

Mission

5 Star Jazz Band
Arts in Prison
Barn Players
Charlotte Street Foundation
City in Motion Dance Theater
Fishtank Performance Studio
Folk Alliance International
GuildIt
Heritage Philharmonic
InterUrban ArtHouse
KACICO Dance
Kansas City Actors Theatre
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival
Kansas City Chamber Orchestra
Kansas City Civic Orchestra
Kansas City Dance Festival
Kansas City Women’s Chorus
Kantorei Choirs of Greater Kansas City
Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts
KC Clay Guild
KC Creates
KC Vitas Chamber Choir
KCMetropolis.org
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA)
Latino Writers Collective 
Mid America Freedom Band
Midwest Chamber Ensemble
Midwest Music Foundation
Music Theatre Kansas City 
Musica Vocale
National Storytelling Network
NewEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Northland Symphony Orchestra
Olathe Civic Theatre Association
PLUG Projects
Puppetry Arts Institute
Spinning Tree Theatre
Spire Chamber Ensemble
Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
Summerfest Concerts
Te Deum
The Studios Inc
The Writers Place
Theatre for Young America
Westport Center for the Arts
Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Project

Art in the Loop Foundation
Arts & AGEing KC
Arts Asylum
ArtsTech
Bach Aria Soloists
Black Archives of Mid-America
Community Housing of Wyandotte County
Foundation of the Metropolitan Community Colleges
Gurukul Dance Company
Heartland Chamber Music, Ltd. 
Inclusion Connections, Inc. 
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Kansas City Jazz Alive
KC Studio Magazine
Mattie Rhodes Center
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Mid-Coast Radio Project dba 90.1FM KKFI
Moms of Performers Network, Inc.
Northeast Community Center / Harmony Project KC
Olathe Public Library
Owen/Cox Dance Group
reStart
Storling Dance Theater
Synergy Services
The Whole Person
Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City
2015-2016 Recipients

ArtsKC 2015 Grant Recipients

Catalyst Mission Grants

5 Star Jazz Band

Arts Asylum

Bach Aria Soloists

Barn Players

Charlotte Street Foundation

City in Motion Dance Theater

Festival Choral Society

Fishtank Performance Studio

Folk Alliance International

Heritage Philharmonic

InterUrban ArtHouse

Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts

Kansas City Actors Theatre

Kansas City Artists Coalition

Kansas City Boys Choir

Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra

Kansas City Civic Orchestra

Kansas City Dance Festival

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Kantorei Choirs of Greater Kansas City

KC Clay Guild

KC Fringe

KC Wordshop

KCMetropolis.org

Living Room Theatre

Mid America Freedom Band

Midwest Music Foundation

newEar

Northland Symphony Orchestra

Olathe Civic Theatre Association

Platte City Friends of the Arts

Puppetry Arts Institute

Spire Chamber Ensemble

Summerfest Concerts

Te Deum

The Studios Inc

The Writers Place

Theatre for Young America

Westport Center for the Arts

Whispering Prairie Press

Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Youth City Network

Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Catalyst Project Grants

American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance

Art in the Loop Foundation

Arts in Prison

ArtsTech

Chameleon

Community Housing of Wyandotte County

Foundation of the Metropolitan Community Colleges

Gurukul Dance Company

Inclusion Connections

International Radio Project of Kansas City

Kansas City Senior Theatre

Liberty Symphony Orchestra

Mattie Rhodes Center

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Owen/Cox Dance Group

reStart

Skills to Succeed/Create Art Studio

Spinning Tree Theatre

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

Storling Dance Theater

Synergy Services

UMKC Women’s Center

Weston Community Theatre

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Previous Recipients

Catalyst Mission Grants for 2014

5 Star Jazz Band

Accessible Arts/VSA Kansas

Arts Asylum

Bach Aria Soloists

Barn Players

Charlotte Street Foundation

City In Motion Dance Theater

Fishtank Performance Studio

Gem Theater Cultural and Performing Arts Center

Heritage Philharmonic

InterUrban ArtHouse

Kacico Dance

Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts

Kansas City Actors Theatre

Kansas City Boys Choir

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra

Kansas City Dance Festival

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts

Kantorei Choirs of Greater Kansas City

KC Clay Guild

KC Fringe

KCMetropolis.org

Mid America Freedom Band

Midwest Center for the Literary Arts (dba The Writers Place)

Midwest Music Foundation

New Music Institute of KC (dba newEar)

Northland Symphony Orchestra

Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City

Puppetry Arts Institute

Spire Chamber Ensemble

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

Summerfest Concerts

Te Deum

The Studios Inc

Westport Center for the Arts

Whispering Prairie Press

Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Catalyst Project Grants for 2014

Art in the Loop Foundation

BkMk Press

Community Housing of Wyandotte County

Folk Alliance International

Foundation of Metropolitan Community Colleges

Kansas City Artists Coalition

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

Mattie Rhodes Center

Mid-America Arts Alliance

National Storytelling Network

Owen/Cox Dance Group

Pythons Drill Team

reStart Inc.

Spinning Tree Theatre

Storling Dance Theater/ The Culture House

Synergy Services

The Whole Person

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

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