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.

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: 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: Friday, September 7, 2018 at Midnight

More details of each schedule are below.