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.


are for non-profit arts organizations with the arts as their primary purpose.  Funding is unrestricted.

In past years, general operating support grants were called Ovation and Catalyst Mission grants.

Click here for Catalyst Mission grant recipients!
Click here for Ovation grant recipients!


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

In the past, these were called Catalyst Project grants.

Click here for a full list of Catalyst Project grant recipients!


are for projects by individual artists and arts professionals that have the potential to advance their careers and build their capacity for future work. These projects exemplify risk, growth, and change.

Click here for a full list of Inspiration Grant Recipients!