Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Kansas Arts Programs Brace For Funding Cuts Again By Bryan Thompson • Apr 13, 2017 Bryan Thompson / KCUR 89.3 If President Trump gets his way eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts as he has proposed in his budget, it would be another blow to a Kansas arts community that took a hit when state funding was eliminated a few years ago. New Kansas Arts Commission Gives First Grants To 8 Organizations By Laura Spencer • Jul 10, 2013 courtesy of The Culture House Eight arts groups, including one in Olathe, will receive funding from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. This marks the first round of grants from the organization that rose from the ashes of the former state arts agency. Kansas Again Applies For Federal Arts Funds By Stephen Koranda • Sep 26, 2012 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.