What is an Inspiration Grant?

Inspiration grants are project grants for individual artists or small groups of artists. Visual, dance, music, theater, poetry, and interdisciplinary art applications are welcome. Ambitious projects of risk, growth, and change for the artist while making a positive impact on the community are the highest priority for these grants.

Inspiration Grants reach a broad range of artists. For a list of recent recipients, click here.

Deadline to apply: March 26, 2021 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. Questions? Ask Heather Beffa, ArtsKC Grants Manager: beffa@artskc.org.

Timeline & Deadlines
Activity Dates: Applications should be for projects and activities occurring between the dates of April 1, 2021 and January 29, 2022.

  • Application Deadline: March 26, 2021 at 11:45 PM.
  • Funding decisions will be made and announced in late April 2021.
  • Final Reports are due by January 29, 2022.