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5.4.7 Arts Center Board of Directors and Friends of M.T. Liggett Art Environment
Curatorial, Artist Selection Committee
Our arts community is volunteer-driven and relies on the time and talents of neighbors from a variety of backgrounds. The leadership team prioritizes stewarding arts and culture access of all kinds, from all places, in our local community. Resident artists will be chosen by members of this joint creative team.
Kohler Foundation, Inc
Long-term Partner, Preservation
The Kohler Foundation is world renowned for the conservation and preservation of grassroots art environments throughout the United States. The Kohler Foundation helped steward conservation and preservation of the M.T. Liggett Art Environment. Kohler was integral to building the visitors center and the artist residence that opened in October of 2021. The center includes several custom tools created by M.T. such as hammers, axes, tables, and fans; painted sheet metal, shelving, and other items were also salvaged from the original studio. The Visitors Center houses a restoration area and workshop to maintain the nearly 600 large totems and 500+ small hearts and art pieces. Kohler has partnered with the M.T. Liggett Trust in the long term preservation of the collected works.
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC)
Statewide Arts & Commerce Funding
KCAIC is dedicated to promoting, supporting and expanding Kansas’ creative industries and enriching communities through arts and culture. They offer a range of programs and services to support cultural programming across Kansas and enhance the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, workforce development and quality of life in our state.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Arts Funding
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States.
And so many more
Neighbors, Volunteers, Local Organizations, Granting Agencies, and Generous Funders
M.T. Liggett Trust, Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Mariah Fund, Kiowa County Chamber of Commerce, Greensburg Tourism, Peoples Heartland Foundation, The Hankins Family Foundation, Flint Hill Design, Upland Exhibits, South Central Kansas Community Foundation, Southwest Kansas Community Foundation, City of Greensburg, City of Mullinville, Kiowa County (USD 422) School District
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