Kansas Arts Commission http://kcur.org en Wrangling 150 Kansas Poets In One Poem http://kcur.org/post/wrangling-150-kansas-poets-one-poem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a challenging term for outgoing Kansas poet laureate </span>Caryn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mirriam-Goldberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who lost her home in 2011, metaphorically speaking.&nbsp; That was when </span><a href="http://kcur.org/post/brownback-orders-arts-commission-abolished" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Governor Sam Brownback dissolved the Kansas Arts Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which housed the program.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:04:40 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 35201 at http://kcur.org Wrangling 150 Kansas Poets In One Poem Kansas Again Applies For Federal Arts Funds http://kcur.org/post/kansas-again-applies-federal-arts-funds <p>In 2011, Kansas made headlines by eliminating all public funding for the arts. That meant the state no longer qualified for federal matching grants of more than $1 million.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:40:31 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25096 at http://kcur.org Kansas Again Applies For Federal Arts Funds New Commission For The Arts In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/new-commission-arts-kansas <p>Governor Sam Brownback yesterday signed the bill to create a new Kansas Creative Industries Commission. This commission merges the <a href="http://arts.ks.gov/" target="_blank">Kansas Arts Commission</a> with the <a href="http://www.filmkansas.com/" target="_blank">Kansas Film Commission</a>.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:11:16 +0000 Laura Spencer 17509 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-may-2-2012 <p>A St. Louis County judge rules unconstitutional a Missouri law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited districts.&nbsp; Kansas legislators approve combining the state&rsquo;s arts and film commissions into one group.&nbsp; That and more news from KCUR.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:25:43 +0000 Maria Carter 16963 at http://kcur.org Arts Supporters Approve Funding for the Arts http://kcur.org/post/arts-supporters-approve-funding-arts <p><a href="http://www.kansas.gov/">Kansas Governor Sam Brownback</a> recently proposed restoring <em>some</em> funding for the state arts commission. Last year, Brownback withdrew <em>all</em> funding, making Kansas the first to end state funding for the arts.&nbsp;</p><p>The Governor&rsquo;s proposal calls for merging the <a href="http://arts.ks.gov/">Kansas Arts Commission</a> and <a href="http://www.filmkansas.com/">Kansas Film Commission</a> into a new Creative Industries Commission under the Department of Commerce. The combined budget: $200,000.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 10795 at http://kcur.org Arts Advocates Renew Call to Restore Arts Funding http://kcur.org/post/arts-advocates-renew-call-restore-arts-funding <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d15c2b6b4af-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d15c2b6b4af-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d15c2b6b4af-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-984208.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topeka, Kan. – Arts advocates are renewing their call for the governor and Legislature to restore state funding to the Kansas Arts Commission.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:43:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 2290 at http://kcur.org NEA Says KS Not Eligible for Arts Grants http://kcur.org/post/nea-says-ks-not-eligible-arts-grants <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d16d055c30f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d16d055c30f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d16d055c30f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982384.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topeka, Kan. – The National Endowment for the Arts, or NEA, says the Kansas Arts Commission is not eligible to receive federal matching funds.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:41:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2278 at http://kcur.org Statement from the NEA Regarding the Kansas Arts Commission http://kcur.org/post/statement-nea-regarding-kansas-arts-commission <p>Kansas City, Mo. – In a contentious meeting on Tuesday, Linda Browning Weis, the chairwoman of the defunded Kansas Arts Commission, announced she'd sent a letter to the National Endowment for the Arts. Browning Weis argued the organization is still qualified to receive matching federal funds. The NEA released this statement today.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:28:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2271 at http://kcur.org Kansas Arts Commissioners Clash Over Foundation Funding Report http://kcur.org/post/kansas-arts-commissioners-clash-over-foundation-funding-report <p>Kansas City, Mo. – There was heated discussion on Tuesday at the meeting of the Kansas Arts Commission. The conflict was over how the state agency will work with a new private foundation that will raise money for arts programs in Kansas.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:21:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2270 at http://kcur.org