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The new Kentucky Creative Industry Report is being hailed as a barometer of the economic impact of the arts industry.  

 

The study defines creative employment as positions in visual arts, crafts, music, dance, theater, and literature.  Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart said the report is a critical analysis of the arts and various sectors of the economy.

 

artscouncil.ky.gov

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

Kentucky Arts Council's executive director Lori Meadows visits Sounds Good to talk about the Council's efforts this summer to get younger people involved in its creative industries study and strategic plan. These are two surveys on their site, which seek input in shaping the future of arts in the Commonwealth, from classical arts to folk and traditional arts in all disciplines. 

Hear the conversation:

Nicole Hand directs the Murray State Summer Art Workshop that is for freshman-seniors, June 8-13. The workshop has been going since the 1980's and this is Dale Leys 30th year teaching drawing in the workshop. Nicole and her husband Jim Bryant also run a website called Murray Kid, as well as a Facebook page of children's events activities in the Murray area. Kate Lochte speaks with Hand on Sounds Good about the art workshop and her work with Murray Kid.

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. 

The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alumni host showcases across Kentucky on November 23. Stephen Keene stops by Sounds Good to tell Todd Hatton about the event at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. From Noon to 3, alumni will be performing monologues, poetry, singing, dancing, and more.

See more about the event on Facebook.

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

Arts Council Announces New Grants for Underserved Groups

Nov 28, 2012

The Kentucky Arts Council is launching a new grant program to fund arts experiences for underserved populations. The first fiscal year of funding for the new Arts Access Assistance program will go to programs and organizations offering “creative aging and lifelong learning” arts programs for senior citizens across the state. 

Barta Retires as Arts Council Director

Sep 13, 2012
www.hoptown.org

The Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director will retire at the end of December. Carol Barta leaves the organization after eight years. Barta’s tenure included overseeing the renovation of Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre, which was completed in 2008. Pennyroyal Arts Council Board President Ann Nichols says a search committee is in the process of looking for a new director.

paducahsymphony.org

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016.  Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener.