Kentucky Arts Council

Arts
6:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations

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: 

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Arts
1:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Western Ky. Theater, Poet Win Governor's Awards

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The Kentucky Arts Council has honored an area theater and a writer with  Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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Society
1:02 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

West Kentucky Arts Organizations Face Financial Cuts

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The Kentucky Arts Council has warned arts organizations that receive Kentucky Arts Partnership grants to expect substantial cuts in financial support.

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Arts
11:50 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Your Input in Shaping Future of Arts in Commonwealth

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:

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy

Daniel Dimartile Louisville-based artist of innovative wood work, at the 2013 Paducah LowerTown Arts and Music Festival

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. 

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Arts
3:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Glema Mahr Exhibits 30 Years of Creative Excellence in Kentucky

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. Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center at Madisonville Community College, speaks with Kate about the exhibit on Sounds Good.

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Culture
6:23 am
Mon November 4, 2013

KY Arts Council Prepares For Holidays

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With the holidays approaching, the Kentucky Arts Council is launching its annual online campaign to promote Kentucky retailers and homemade crafts.

The Give a Gift from Kentucky campaign provides information about special events, promotions and discounts from artists and retailers.

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Culture
2:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive

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  Twenty-One Western Kentucky Arts and Cultural organizations are recipients of more than $344,000  in state grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The council awarded nearly two million dollars statewide through the annual Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program. 

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Arts
2:49 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Kentucky Crafted Brings Business Sense to the Creative Process

Kentucky Crafted 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.

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Arts
8:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

New KAC Director Elected

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.

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