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 recent recipients, click here.

Catalyst Grant Application Information for 2019-2020

The two categories have separate schedules.

  • Catalyst Mission Support Grants, for non-profit organizations with the arts as their primary purpose. Catalyst Mission Support funding is unrestricted.
    Deadline to apply: Friday, August 16, 2019, at 11:45 PM
  • Catalyst Project Grants, for any non-profit organization with arts projects, activities or programs, especially if they are not year-round programs. Catalyst Project funding is restricted to the specific arts program, project, or activity for which you apply.
    Deadline to apply: Friday, October 25, 2019, at 11:45 PM

We highly recommend that you review all the information on this page before you apply, whether or not you have applied before. For further questions, please contact Grants Manager, Heather Beffa, at Beffa@ArtsKC.org, 816.994.9237.