Kentucky Arts Council http://wkms.org en New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy http://wkms.org/post/new-arts-research-serious-business-kentucky-economy <p>A national measurement of arts and culture's impact on the economics of our country is welcome news for the Kentucky Arts Council whose grants impact so many of our communities and artists in western Kentucky. Kate Lochte speaks with KAC Communications Director Emily Moses about the new research and what it means for Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:29:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38336 at http://wkms.org New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy Glema Mahr Exhibits 30 Years of Creative Excellence in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/glema-mahr-exhibits-30-years-creative-excellence-kentucky <p>Madisonville and Bowling Green are hosting "Uncommon Wealth," a traveling exhibit of work by Kentucky Artists who have received the Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship over its 30 year history.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brad Downall, Director of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Glema</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Center at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Madisonville</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Community College, speaks with Kate about the exhibit on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:13:19 +0000 Kate Lochte 38306 at http://wkms.org Glema Mahr Exhibits 30 Years of Creative Excellence in Kentucky KY Arts Council Prepares For Holidays http://wkms.org/post/ky-arts-council-prepares-holidays <p></p><p>With the holidays approaching, the Kentucky Arts Council is launching its annual online campaign to promote Kentucky retailers and homemade crafts.</p><p>The Give a Gift from Kentucky campaign provides information about special events, promotions and discounts from artists and retailers. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:23:05 +0000 The Associated Press 36251 at http://wkms.org KY Arts Council Prepares For Holidays State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive http://wkms.org/post/state-grant-helps-non-profits-thrive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Twenty-One Western Kentucky Arts and Cultural organizations are recipients of more than $344,000 &nbsp;in state grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The council awarded nearly two million dollars statewide through the annual Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Drew Adams 33155 at http://wkms.org State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive Kentucky Crafted Brings Business Sense to the Creative Process http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-crafted-brings-business-sense-creative-process <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/KentuckyCraftedDirectory.aspx">Kentucky Crafted </a>is a directory of visual and craft, architectural, performing, and teaching artists, all of them full-time Kentucky residents. Members of the juried program may also participate in Kentucked Crafted: The Market, a three-day exhibition held each spring in Lexington. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:49:34 +0000 Angela Hatton 25441 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Crafted Brings Business Sense to the Creative Process New KAC Director Elected http://wkms.org/post/new-kac-director-elected <p>The chairman of Kentucky’s Arts Council board has been elected to a three-year term on the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies board of directors. The KAC says Todd Lowe of Louisville has been on the state board since 2005. He is president and founder of the investment advisory firm Parthenon LLC. Lowe says he intends to work with the board to preserve and strengthen the state art agencies' impact. Lowe has experience as a professional musician, including performing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Rich Little Orchestra and Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:06:28 +0000 The Associated Press 23861 at http://wkms.org New KAC Director Elected Kentucky Arts Council Offers Advice for Artists http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-offers-advice-artists <p>Kentucky artists will see some of their best sales over the next few months.&nbsp; October is a busy month for fall arts and crafts festivals.&nbsp; Then, the holiday shopping season begins in November.&nbsp; The Kentucky Arts Council is offering marketing advice to artists in a series of workshops.&nbsp; For example, Executive Director Lori Meadows says artists should create and maintain relationships with potential buyers. She says,</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:07:08 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 23234 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Arts Council Offers Advice for Artists Council Accepting Kentucky Crafted Applications http://wkms.org/post/council-accepting-kentucky-crafted-applications <p>The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications from craft and visual artists who would like to be part of the Kentucky Crafted Program through Aug. 15. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:07:07 +0000 The Associated Press 19328 at http://wkms.org Council Accepting Kentucky Crafted Applications Kentucky Arts Council Awards Funding http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-awards-funding <p>The Kentucky Arts Council (KAP) has awarded just over $188,000 to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in our area.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:41:04 +0000 Heidi Couch 19192 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Arts Council Awards Funding Afternoon Round-Up 7/6/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-7612 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/05/156280450/kaboom-san-diegos-entire-fireworks-show-ignites-at-once">Here&#39;s what it looks like when about 18-minutes worth of professional fireworks all go up at once.</a></p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:49:59 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18888 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/6/12