The Koch Cultural Trust (KCT) was founded in 1986 by Liz Koch. Under her guidance as president of KCT, the program has evolved into a major source of support for outstanding artists with roots in Kansas. KCT creates opportunity for the most promising painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers and performing artists. Since its inception, KCT has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants.
The Koch Cultural Trust Selection Committee awards grants to those students, who in the committees’ opinion, need and deserve extra support to help in their artistic endeavors. Enabling Grants are not for students matriculating through degree-granting programs. Applicants must have a connection to Kansas and be involved with performing or visual arts. Grant applications are accepted biannually.
Since 1988, KCT has relied on a committee comprised of Wichita art leaders to select grant recipients. The selection committee makes awards to those artists who need and deserve extra support to advance their talents.
Grant applications are due on March 1 and October 1.
All materials submitted become the property of the Koch Cultural Trust and will not be returned unless otherwise agreed upon. Auditions at the applicant’s own expense may be required of finalists. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and all information remains confidential. Attendance and performance may be required of finalists at future awards banquets. Please answer all questions on the application accurately.
To be considered for an enabling grant, please apply by October 1, 2020.
“As I opened my award letter from KCT, I saw opportunity unfold before my eyes. I feel confident that I will make my dreams a reality.
Stevie Mack|Grant Recipient