Kansas Arts Commission

KC Currents
3:04 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Wrangling 150 Kansas Poets In One Poem

Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Credit Courtesy of Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

It’s been a challenging term for outgoing Kansas poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, who lost her home in 2011, metaphorically speaking.  That was when Governor Sam Brownback dissolved the Kansas Arts Commission, which housed the program.

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Government
9:40 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Kansas Again Applies For Federal Arts Funds

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.

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Arts Funding
1:11 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

New Commission For The Arts In Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback yesterday signed the bill to create a new Kansas Creative Industries Commission. This commission merges the Kansas Arts Commission with the Kansas Film Commission.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A St. Louis County judge rules unconstitutional a Missouri law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited districts.  Kansas legislators approve combining the state’s arts and film commissions into one group.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Government
5:00 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Arts Supporters Approve Funding for the Arts

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently proposed restoring some funding for the state arts commission. Last year, Brownback withdrew all funding, making Kansas the first to end state funding for the arts. 

The Governor’s proposal calls for merging the Kansas Arts Commission and Kansas Film Commission into a new Creative Industries Commission under the Department of Commerce. The combined budget: $200,000.

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Government
1:43 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Arts Advocates Renew Call to Restore Arts Funding

Arts advocates are renewing their call for the governor and Legislature to restore state funding to the Kansas Arts Commission.

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Government
10:41 am
Wed August 17, 2011

NEA Says KS Not Eligible for Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts, or NEA, says the Kansas Arts Commission is not eligible to receive federal matching funds.

Topeka, Kan. – The National Endowment for the Arts, or NEA, says the Kansas Arts Commission is not eligible to receive federal matching funds. That comes after Governor Sam Brownback vetoed the agency's budget earlier this year. As KPR's Stephen Koranda tells us, the governor wants private donations to fund the arts in Kansas.

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Government
12:28 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Statement from the NEA Regarding the Kansas Arts Commission

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.

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Government
8:21 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Kansas Arts Commissioners Clash Over Foundation Funding Report

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.

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.

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