Monday, April 13, 2009
The Kansas Arts Commission is getting $300,000 from the federal government to help preserve jobs in the arts.
The commission said Monday most of the money from the federal stimulus package will be redistributed to arts and cultural organizations around the state.
Applications can be submitted to the commission starting July 1, with funds awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must show that critical administrative or artistic positions are in jeopardy because of the faltering economy.
The commission said a recent study found the nonprofit arts and cultural field is a $154 million industry in Kansas and supports some 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs. The commission said 88% of the organizations it funds report a negative impact on programs because of the economy.