Louisville Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

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.

Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million

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 […]

City Plans to Apply for New Federal Art-Related Grant

Louisville plans to apply for a new funding program from the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last week, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the agency will award a limited number of grants for up to $250,000 to cities for arts-related projects, including planning arts districts, promoting artists and using art to […]

Artists Suffer Under Recession; Researchers Look at Economic Impact

The recession has cost many Americans their job — including artists. Even those who are self-employed have taken a hit. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer talks to several Kentucky artists feeling the recession and looks at how researchers are trying to find new ways of gauging how their wellbeing impacts the overall economy. “There’s some stuff that’s […]

Regional Arts Groups, Artists Get NEA Grants for 2010

Arts groups in Kentucky and Indiana will receive more than $300,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The NEA announced it is distributing the money to 17 arts groups and writers throughout Kentucky and Indiana in the first of two rounds of grants for 2010. And the […]

Rural Theater Evades Closure with Bold Move

The recession has squeezed arts groups nationwide and caused many to close. In March, the advocacy group Americans for the Arts reported that about 10,000 arts organizations — or about 10 percent of the total  — are at risk of folding. A Kentucky theater was part of that statistic —  but it didn’t go dark. […]

Congressman Complains about Art in San Francisco

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield recently signed a letter to the National Endowment for the Arts complaining about the work of arts groups it had funded. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Whitfield of Hopkinsville signed the letter along with 49 other Republican congressman that objected to funding staff salaries of three San Francisco arts groups they […]

Indiana Groups Get Federal Stimulus Funds

The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that organizations working in the arts are receiving grants to help preserve jobs. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Twenty-four groups throughout Indiana are getting grants totaling more than $500,000 to fund staff positions that are essential to their arts-related missions. The National Endowment for the Arts is providing the […]

Kentucky Arts Council Awards Stimulus Funds

The Kentucky Arts Council has chosen 18 groups to receive grants with the money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The NEA provided the Kentucky Arts Council with more than $300,000 under the economic stimulus plan enacted in March. The plan defined the arts as an important sector of […]

Arts Groups Get Economic Stimulus Funds

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced two Louisville organizations will receive direct grants as part of the federal economic stimulus package. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The Louisville Ballet and the Louisville Orchestra will each receive a $50,000 grant from the NEA. The two are among more than 600 groups nationwide and seven throughout […]