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8/15/2017 - Horizons Grants Invitation to Apply

Stacy Ash, Arts Education Coordinator
(785) 309-5770

Horizons Grants Invitation to Apply

(Salina, KS 08-17) Salina Arts & Humanities Foundation announces that the application process has begun for two categories of the Horizons Grants Program. The Organizational Project Grants, along with the Lana Jordan Developing Artist Grants, are now open for application with a deadline of November 1, 2017. These grants support artistic growth through Salina's cultural and nonprofit organizations and practicing artists.

Thanks to generous donors, Horizons grants facilitate Salina and Saline County artists and organizations in developing the artistic, cultural, historic and aesthetic resources of the community.

The Lana Jordan Developing Artist Grants (up to $3000, requiring a 1:2 match) are available to any highly skilled visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artist who has demonstrated seriousness to an art form, but who has not yet firmly established a career as a full-time practicing artist. Artists living in Saline County for the period of at least one year and who are 18 years or older are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the Lana Jordan Development Artist Grant is to:

  • Foster the creation of new work
  • Promote artistic growth
  • Strengthen the ability of artists to build partnerships
  • Implement a public component to engage the community

Organizational Project Grants (up to $8,000, requiring a 1:1 match) provide support for projects that place the arts at the heart of community development in an effort to build community through the arts.

The deadline is November 1, 2017 in either category for projects that will occur from February 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018.

Horizons Enrichment Grants ($500) are available on an ongoing basis, with application submitted six weeks prior to the beginning of the proposed project. For budgetary reasons, Horizons Enrichment Grants will not be awarded December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Visit for an application form and guidelines. Staff is available to assist applicants for formulating a successful grant proposal. If you or your organization has interest in making an application, please call Stacy Ash at (785) 309-5770 or email to schedule an appointment to discuss a proposal.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.