Applying for an Ovation Grant

70% of the ArtsKC Fund is awarded to well-managed, firmly established not-for-profit arts organizations that have a broad reach and impact throughout the metropolitan area. Current Ovation recipients serve a regional audience with performances, programs, and exhibitions that have a combined attendance of over 2 million annually.

Organizations approved for Ovation funding in 2016 will receive support for their operations and programs during the one-year period beginning July 1, 2016. For organizations interested in being considered for Ovation funding, please contact the Director of Programs & Grants, Dana Knapp, by email at

For more information about our existing Ovation grant recipients, please click here.