Groups offer $10 Tickets for Performances

With the economy in recession, local performing arts groups have decided to offer a discounted tickets for the remainder of the arts season. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last month, many of the city’s largest performing arts organizations began discussing how to fill more seats when the economy means many people have less disposable income. Today,… Continue reading Groups offer $10 Tickets for Performances

Arts Funding in Indiana Undgergoes Changes

Funding for the arts throughout Indiana is undergoing some changes. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. New priorities and the economy are shaping state funding of the arts in Indiana according to the Arts Council of Southern Indiana Andrea Grossman heads the organization. She says the changes have come since 2006, when arts leaders began doing… Continue reading Arts Funding in Indiana Undgergoes Changes

City Cuts Funding for Arts Groups

Many arts organizations are among those affected by the budget cuts announced today by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. To help close a $20 million shortfall in the city budget, Mayor Abramson is cutting city contributions to 26 arts groups. The groups will receive 50 percent of the funding that the… Continue reading City Cuts Funding for Arts Groups

Actors Theatre Announces Humana Festival Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for next year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The 2009 festival has plays that have local appeal, including works based on Louisville’s Rubbertown and the writing of Kentucky author Wendell Berry. But Actors Theatre artistic director Marc Masterson says the festival includes… Continue reading Actors Theatre Announces Humana Festival Plays

Louisville Ballet’s Executive Director Resigns

The Louisville Ballet just put out this press release: David P. Calzi, President of the Board of Directors for the Louisville Ballet announced today that Jack R. Lemmon, the executive director of the Company since 2003, has made a decision to leave the Louisville Ballet effective December 31, 2008.  Mr. Lemmon has accepted the same… Continue reading Louisville Ballet’s Executive Director Resigns

Obama’s Victory Means High Expectations for Arts

During the primary campaign, some journalists reported on what the candidates were proposing for the arts. Early on, arts leaders and enthusiasts buzzed about how Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican candidate. (During his tenure, Huckabee supported arts education, including music and art instruction by certified teachers in elementary school.) Senators Barack Obama… Continue reading Obama’s Victory Means High Expectations for Arts

Arts Kentucky Holds Workshop on Arts Advocacy

An arts advocacy group is having a workshop tomorrow at The Speed Art Museum to show people working in and interested in the arts how to work with civic leaders. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Arts Kentucky is a statewide coalition of arts groups and artists that is holding these workshops throughout the state. Cecelia… Continue reading Arts Kentucky Holds Workshop on Arts Advocacy