How to Pay for Your Programs
Funding is available from more sources than you may have thought! Additional funding for educational arts programs may be found through these resources:
TITLE 1 DISCOUNTS :
Through the generosity of the Missouri Arts Council and the Secret Order of Crawdaddies, KCYA provides subsidies to qualified schools. These funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to the funds available. Choose the program/workshop you would like to have and call us at 816-531-4022.
Many PTA/PTO's are willing to raise money or already have money allocated to support arts enrichment activities. We are happy to come and present ideas to your PTA/PTO. Please call us, 816-531-4022, to set up a meeting.
KANSAS GREEN SCHOOLS INITIATIVE:
Environmental Arts Education through the Kansas Green Schools Grant Program was developed through a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Association for Conservation and environmental Education (KACEE). Kansas Green Schools Grants are intended to encourage schools to develop creative, innovative, effective environmental projects to improve the environment.
MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL (MAC):
A variety of grants are also offered by the Missouri Arts Council. The School Touring grant for schools outside of Kansas City and the Artist in Residence grant which is great for after- school programming are both available for schools and community agencies.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA):
Two giving areas for the NEA include Access to Artistic Experience and Learning for the Arts for Children and Youth.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR STATE ARTS AGENCIES (NASAA):
NASSA is not a grant-making organization, but their website includes a list of foundations that support arts and culture.
ATTIC COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
ACP provide publicly funded high schools with funding to support performing arts projects. Grants of up to $1000.
KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION:
Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation's teachers.
Corporations such as Target, Bank of America, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart offer grants to schools. Visit the community relations page on their websites or stop by a local branch/store to ask how to apply for a grant.
Civic groups such as the Junior League, Optimists, and Kansas City Young Matrons, etc., provide grants to organizations that serve children and families through the arts.
This website allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant- making agencies. Grants.gov is the single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs.
LOCAL ARTS COUNCILS:
County arts councils may offer grants to schools in support of arts-based programming.
Many local foundations such as the Francis Family Foundation will provide grants for arts programs in schools. The Small Arts Grants Fund is available for schools. (Please note that individual artists can not apply for this grant.)