The Kentucky Arts Council announced a round of National Endowment for the Arts grants for Kentucky organizations. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will receive funding from the NEA to support their community arts programs.
Spokesperson Ed Lawrence says two representatives of the National Symphony Orchestra—Conductor Hugh Wolff and Executive Director Rita Shapiro—will join the discussion. The orchestra is in the midst of an eight-day Kentucky residency.
The National Symphony Orchestra has conducted residencies in different states for each of the last 21 years.
The recipients will be honored by Gov. Beshear at a public ceremony and celebration in October, in the Capitol Rotunda.
Elizabeth Kramer New Albany has been featuring more arts and culture in its downtown in recent years, and now it’s looking to have that area become a state-designated cultural district. The city officially indicated this week that it will apply next month to the Indiana Arts Commission to receive the designation. City plan commission assistant… Continue reading New Albany Plans to Apply For Cultural District Designation of It's Downtown
By Elizabeth Kramer The Kentucky Arts Council is set to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support arts groups statewide. The council will receive more than $850,000 from the NEA to support the operating costs of arts groups as well as arts education programs. Ed Lawrence is with the Kentucky… Continue reading Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million
Effects of the recession have become apparent at the statewide advocacy group Arts Kentucky. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. This week, Arts Kentucky announced it will eliminate its executive director position at the end of this month. The organization’s board president, Susan McNeese Lynch, says the move comes after seeing reduced funding, including state support… Continue reading Arts Kentucky Eliminates Staff
Today arts groups, arts advocates and legislators celebrated Kentucky Arts Day in Frankfort. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The day began with the Kentucky Arts Council hosting legislators and arts groups from their districts who had received state grants. It comes during a session when legislators will consider further cuts to the Kentucky Art Council’s… Continue reading Legislators, Arts Groups Recognize Arts Day
The Kentucky Arts Council has decided to temporarily suspend six grant programs because of the states budget crisis. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. The announcement comes after incremental cuts in the Arts Council’s budget over the year became an overall 24 percent reduction, which is almost $1 million. The grants include one that helped fund… Continue reading Arts Council Temporarily Suspends Six Grant Programs
With further budget cuts being proposed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, the Kentucky Arts Council is looking at ways to further trim its budget. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. One of the prominent topics at the recent meeting of the Kentucky Arts Council’s board of directors was further budget reductions. Due to falling state revenues over… Continue reading Kentucky Arts Council Deals With More Cuts