ArtsKC Grants are investments in people, programs, and projects that make the arts more accessible, sustain a vibrant arts community, and recognize excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the arts. Visual, music, theatre, literary, dance, and interdisciplinary art are the focus of our grants. Click here for a general overview and for links to our grant recipients.

ArtsKC Grants are reviewed by committees of community volunteers.

Scroll down to learn about our grant opportunities.

Grants for Organizations

Mission Support Grants
are for non-profit arts organizations with the arts as their primary purpose. Mission Support funding is unrestricted.

Applications closed for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

Project Grants
are for nonprofit organizations with arts projects, activities or programs, especially if they are not year-round programs. Project funding is restricted to the specific arts program, project, or activity for which you apply.

Applications are open until February 27, 2022. 

Grants for Individual Artists

Inspiration Grants
are project grants for individual artists or small groups of artists. Ambitious projects of risk, growth, and change for the artist while making a positive impact on the community are the highest priority for these grants.

The application is open until April 3, 2022.