What is a Catalyst grant?

ArtsKC Catalyst Grants are investments in people, programs and projects that make the arts more accessible, that sustain a vibrant and thriving arts community, and that support traditions of excellence as well as innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts.

ArtsKC Grants support visual, dance, music, theater, poetry, and interdisciplinary art. These are competitive grants.

Catalyst grants reach a broad range of organizations with art programs. For a list of links, click here.

Catalyst Grant Application Information for 2018-2019

The two categories have separate schedules this year.

  • Catalyst Mission Support Grants, for non-profit organizations with the arts as their primary purpose.
    Deadline to apply was: Friday, July 13, 2018 at Midnight
  • Catalyst Project Grants, for any non-profit organization with arts projects, activities or programs, especially if they are not year-round programs.
    Deadline to apply was: Friday, September 7, 2018 at Midnight

More details of each schedule are below.