Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kansas to miss out on about $800,000 in arts funding in 2017

The Kansas legislature has not appropriated enough funds to achieve the required match for the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (the state's art agency) in 2017. Kansas will lose approximately $400,000 from the NEA and $370,000 from the Mid-America Arts Alliance which is not permitted to fund states when they do not meet the NEA match. These losses amount to an 80% cut in state support for the arts. In addition, Kansas artists will not be allowed to apply for grants from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.