Funding Agencies

Kansas Arts Commission a state agency, the Kansas Arts Commission was established in 1966 by the Kansas Legislature and is charged by its enabling legislation to increase the support, awareness and outreach of the arts in communities across the state.

Missouri Arts Council provides grants to Missouri-based, non-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations to encourage and stimulate the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri.

Missouri Humanities Council helps the people of Missouri learn about their history, literature, and the ideas that shape democracy by sponsoring a variety of programs.

National Endowment for the Arts serves the public good by nurturing the expression of human creativity, supporting the cultivation of community spirit, and fostering the recognition and appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation’s artistic accomplishments. In addition to arts news and grants info, links by discipline to service organizations, unions, and guilds, the NEA’s site includes Lessons Learned: A Planning Toolsite, essays and case studies on strategic planning, audience development, and more.

National Endowment for the Humanities is a grant-making agency that supports research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

Regional Arts Commission serves St. Louis and County. It promotes, encourages, and fosters arts and cultural institutions. In addition to information about grants, the Arts Commandos (a volunteer corps), and the Community Artists Training Institute, this site includes an illustrated public art catalog.