Next Inspiration Grant Deadline, quickly approaching (July 1)!

Next Inspiration Grant Deadline, quickly approaching (July 1)!

ArtsKCInspiration Grants from the ArtsKC Fund are an investment in human capital, providing direct support to individual artists and arts professionals for projects and activities that have the potential to advance their careers and build their capacity for future work.

Applications for Inspiration Grants from the 2013 ArtsKC Fund will be reviewed and approved three times over the course of the year, so there are opportunities to apply every four months. Applications should be for projects and activities occurring between the dates of July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Applying for an Inspiration Grant is a two-step process:

1. Submit a letter of inquiry.  Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at the next deadline. A response to the letter of inquiry will notify the applicant if the concept is approved to proceed to the second step of the application process.

 Submit a full proposal with additional details and documentation about the request as directed by the Arts Council. If your letter of inquiry is approved, you will be asked to move on to this second step in the process. Full proposals are considered next by the review committee, and the recommendations of the review committee are subject to final approval by the Arts Council Board of Directors. Approximately 1/3 of applicants are asked to continue to this step and approximately 1/2 of those are recommended for funding.

All Inspiration Grant recipients must submit a final report in order to receive the final payment of the grant. Final reports are due after the funded project is completed. A deadline for your final report will be provided when your grant award letter is mailed.

Upcoming Deadline for 2013:

Letters of intent received by July 1
Full proposals due by July 26
Funding decisions by August 21

To find more information on how to apply please visit the ArtsKC website:

Is this your first time applying for a grant or are you unsure if you meet the requirements? The Arts Council is happy to provide coaching through the process. If you would like someone to review a draft of your application or answer any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Kristy Ladd at or 816.994.9240.