Without question, 2022's Mural Making Project in Ellsworth County was one of the most energizing and engaging, as we explored the community's appetite for arts and finding new ways to attract business and tourism to our community. Through the Kansas Creative Arts Commission, the Office of Rural Prosperity, and the Kansas Department of Commerce, another opportunity for a 50/50 match grant is available, with a deadline of March 13.
In order to prepare the grant, we must have ALL THREE COMPONENTS prepared by March 1, 2023. We are seeking the following partners: BUSINESSES, ARTISTS, AND SPONSORS.
1 or more artists able to complete 2+ murals by December 31, 2023, using a cohesive vision to encompass Ellsworth County
2 or more volunteer businesses willing to utilize their buildings to host a community mural. Ideal locations across the county are encouraged to apply.
Individuals, businesses, and organizations willing to pledge dollars to the fundraising goal of $7,500 to reach our grant match.