Mayoral Forum Offers Ideas for City's Arts Future

Eleven candidates for Louisville mayor spoke at a forum on the arts and culture last night. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the entire forum, click on Listen to the story.) Local businessman Chuck Maisch opened the event recounting how a few business leaders started the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937 […]

Advocates Want State to Include Arts Ed in Application

Arts advocates in Kentucky are encouraging citizens to request that arts education be addressed in the state’s application for a federal grant. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Arts Kentucky is asking stakeholders in education — from parents to business people — to participate in a survey recently put out by the state’s Department of Education. […]

Reactions to Naming of Next Education Commissioner

Education leaders throughout the state are reacting to today’s selection of Kentucky’s next education commissioner. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The reactions to the state Board of Education’s choice of Terry Holliday range from Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman to the head of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Holliday has been a superintendent […]

Faculty of One Louisville School Learns About the Arts

This week, an arts education program will be training a whole school of teachers for the first time in its 26-year history. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. For the next two weeks 43 teachers from throughout Kentucky will attend the Kentucky Center’s annual Institute for Arts in Education. It includes seminars where participants get hands-on experience […]

Governor's School for the Arts Launches Fundraiser

The Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts is working to offset the cuts it’s taken in state funding. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Since 1987, hundreds of talented students throughout the state have participated in the program’s workshops and its annual residential program, where they receive rigorous instruction in the visual, performing and literary […]