Kan. arts panel faces NEA deadline


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Arts Commission is facing an Oct. 31 deadline to submit new partnership documents to the National Endowment for the Arts in effort to secure federal funding.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Monday that the commission is trying to satisfy NEA concerns about how the new state system functions.

Kansas abolished the commission as a state agency beginning July 1. In its place Gov. Sam Brownback created the Kansas Arts Foundation to raise private funds to support statewide programs.

The NEA asked Kansas to submit a new proposal that could make the state eligible for federal funding next year.

Brownback vetoed $689,000 in state funds for the arts this year, triggering a loss of more than $1 million in federal and regional arts support.


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