Arts Council Gets Funding from Stimulus Package

The Kentucky Arts Council will receive some of the nearly $20 million the National Endowment for the Arts is providing to states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The council is receiving more than $310,000 from the economic stimulus package. Lori Meadows is the Kentucky Arts Council’s […]

Kentucky Center Considers Role of Art in Healing

The Kentucky Center has launched a new arts and healing program that’s bringing a leader in arts and health care to speak there Tuesday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Jill Sonkee is the co-founder and director of a center for the arts in healthcare at the University of Florida. And she’ll speak about her experiences and […]

Arts and Healing Program Presents Speaker

The Kentucky Center has launched a new arts and healing program that’s bringing a leader in arts and health care to speak there tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Jill Sonkee is the co-founder and director of a center for the arts in healthcare at the University of Florida. And she’ll speak about her experiences and […]

House Bill on Education Concerns Arts Advocates

The Kentucky House of Representatives will consider a bill this week to revamp the state’s student testing system. Some say it could weaken arts and humanities instruction. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. House Bill 508 is a response to Senate Bill 1. Both would overhaul testing in public schools to improve school, student and teacher […]

More Money for Arts in Indiana Dems Budget

Indiana’s budget passed by a committee in the House of Representatives eases cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The House Ways and Means committee passed a one-year budget, instead of one covering two years. It erases the governor’s proposed cuts to education. It also reduces the Indiana Arts Commission’s […]

"Arts Day" is Wednesday in Frankfort

Arts advocates will meet in Frankfort Wednesday to make their case for public support. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. A group called Arts Kentucky is hosting what has become an annual event with a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and meetings between arts leaders, patrons and legislators. Jay Dick of the national non-profit organization Americans […]

Fund for the Arts Campaign Has $10 million Goal

Louisville’s Fund for the Arts kicked off its 2009 fundraising campaign today at the Brown Theatre. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The kickoff featured performances of arts groups including the Louisville Ballet and Stage One children’s theater — along with a piano performance by 15-year-old Nansong Huang, the musical prodigy from China who plays with […]

"The Kentucky Show" Scales Back

Lack of attendance has caused “The Kentucky Show” to scale back. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. “The Kentucky Show” is the video production about the state’s history, culture and commerce that opened last September at the Kentucky Center. Last week, “The Kentucky Show” decreased its airings on most days from eight to three presentations. Project […]

New Ideas for Maintaining Arts Facilities

President elect Barack Obama’s plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure — from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren’t part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer […]

Ballet Hires New Exectuive Director

The Louisville Ballet has hired a new executive director. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Louisville Ballet announced that Dwight Hutton is the company’s new executive director, replacing Jack Lemmon who left last month to take a job with the Colorado Ballet. Hutton was a dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet through the 1990s before becoming […]