Creative Arts Commission

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) is focused on the creative industries sector of the Kansas economy. The Commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and create creative industry-related jobs.
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Artist INC

Artist INC is a cutting edge training program that empowers individual artists in all disciplines to take control of their careers by connecting them to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice. Click here for more info.
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Film Resources

If you're interested in shooting a film project in Kansas, please contact Peter Jasso.
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Grants

The CAIC offers two programs designed to strengthen an important sector of the Kansas economy and create jobs.
Strategic Investment Program
Arts Integration Program

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Kansas Arts License Plate Program

To learn more about the license plate program, please contact Peter Jasso.

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New Dance Lab

New Dance Partners, a partnership between The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County Community College, is accepting applications for 3-5 aspiring dance professionals to participate in the newly launched New Dance Lab.
 In its pilot year, The New Dance Lab will expand the programming of New Dance Partners to allow a select group of aspiring dance professionals throughout the state of Kansas the opportunity to participate in one-on-one professional development workshops. Click here for more info.

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Tallgrass Artist Residency

This residency seeks to create connection and conversation across the Great Plains by requesting that applicants currently live in a place that is ecologically considered prairie (though it may be paved and urbanized!). Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a voice that reflects the artist’s own community; a dedication to place, and an interest in participating in a contemporary dialogue. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and career levels, media and practice. Click here for more info.

Contact Us

  1. Peter Jasso
    Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Director

    Email

    1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100
    Topeka, KS 66612

    Phone: (785) 296-3610
    TTY: 711