Community beautification comes in all forms, including murals.  Through the Kansas Creative Arts Commission, the Office of Rural Prosperity, and the Kansas Department of Commerce, a 50/50 match grant is available, with a deadline of May 15.  In order to prepare the grant, we must have ALL THREE COMPONENTS prepared by May 12.  We are seeking the following partners:  BUSINESSES, ARTISTS, AND SPONSORS.

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The Goals

Artists: 

1 or more artists able to complete 4+ murals by December 31, 2022, using a cohesive vision to encompass Ellsworth County

Businesses: 

4 or more volunteer businesses willing to utilize their buildings to host a community mural.  Ideal locations across the county are encouraged to apply.

Sponsors:

Individuals, businesses, and organizations willing to pledge dollars to the fundraising goal of $10,000 to reach our grant match.

Artist Requirements:

Must be able to provide their own materials and supplies.

Murals must be completed by December 31, 2022.

Must provide a biography and samples of their work.

This is a competitive process with selection made by community partners.

Business Requirements:

Preference given to ideal locations with great visual accessibility.  

Businesses MAY offer to support this effort through cost sharing the mural.

Businesses must allow murals to be completed by December 31, 2022.

Sponsorship:

We appreciate your efforts to help us raise the match requirement of $10,000.  

The applicant, ECED, is a registered 501(c)6, so donations are an eligible business expense, NOT a charitable donation.