arts funding http://kcur.org en 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 BREAD KC! Kneading Needs http://kcur.org/post/bread-kc-kneading-needs <p>On this Wednesday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> how a group of Kansas City artists are putting an end to that whole starving artist thing.</p><p>Joining us is Andrew Erdrich, Sean Starowitz and Erin Olm-Shipman for <a href="http://breadkc.wordpress.com/">BREAD KC!</a>, a group that raises the unleavened bread of artists through microgrants from community dinners. We'll hear how the easiest grant process ever has helped launch innovative new works in our community.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:41:21 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23633 at http://kcur.org BREAD KC! Kneading Needs Arts Hold Steady Despite Recession http://kcur.org/post/arts-hold-steady-despite-recession <p>Two national studies released Thursday in Kansas City provide an overview of the arts ecology of the metropolitan area. By all accounts, the arts boosted the local economy despite the economic downturn. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:19:52 +0000 Laura Spencer 21289 at http://kcur.org Arts Hold Steady Despite Recession 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 The Beautiful Bodies Work It http://kcur.org/post/beautiful-bodies-work-it <p>On the second half of this Thursday&#39;s <em><a href="program/centralstandard"><strong>Central Standard</strong></a>,</em> meet energetic lead-singer <strong>Alicia Solo. </strong>Her hip-thrusts and dance moves have sent her home with cuts, bruises and chipped teeth.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13789 at http://kcur.org The Beautiful Bodies Work It 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 Brownback's Budget Restores Some Arts Funding http://kcur.org/post/brownbacks-budget-restores-some-arts-funding <p>Governor Sam Brownback&rsquo;s budget proposal would reinstate some funding for arts programs, but would do away with the Kansas Arts Commission. The Kansas Film Commission and Arts Commission would be combined to become the Kansas Creative Industries Commission.</p><p>The governor&rsquo;s budget would provide $200,000 to the new organization. State Budget Director Steve Anderson says that money would be available for arts programs that create economic development.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:15:07 +0000 Stephen Koranda 10705 at http://kcur.org Brownback's Budget Restores Some Arts Funding 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-53d6a8cd817f9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6a8cd817f9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6a8cd817f9-"></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-53d68ef173253-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d68ef173253-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d68ef173253-"></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