Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council awards $1.2 million to state's arts organizations

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.2 million in operating support to 91 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2016 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program.

The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

“KAP organizations are the backbone of the state’s arts infrastructure and primarily provide arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council. “These arts organizations provide many functions in the communities where they are located, including arts programming and resources, arts education and opportunities for residents to directly participate in the arts.”

The competitive grants are awarded annually. Organizations that will receive funding for the 2016 fiscal year are listed by county below:

Bell
Middlesborough Little Theatre, $1,000

Boyd
Paramount Arts Center, $44,662

Boyle
Community Arts Center, $11,913
The Arts Commission of Danville/
Boyle County, $1,000

Calloway
Murray Art Guild, $2,124
Playhouse in the Park, $3,786

Campbell
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, $12,577

Christian
Pennyroyal Arts Council, $6,981

Daviess
Back Alley Musicals, $2,597
International Bluegrass 
Music Museum, $16,041
Owensboro Dance Theatre, $9,200
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, $14,154
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, $19,463
RiverPark Center, $39,828
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, $8,606

Fayette
Kentucky Ballet Theatre, $9,476
Carnegie Center for
Literacy and Learning, $18,541
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $9,947
Central Music Academy, $5,756
Headley-Whitney Museum, $12,142
LexArts, $20,200
Lexington Art League, $10,700
Lexington Ballet, $9,549
Explorium of Lexington, $14,336
Lexington Children’s Theatre, $30,682
Lexington Philharmonic, $25,809
The Lexington Singers, $6,863
Living Arts & Science Center, $16,675

Floyd
Mountain Arts Center, $16,680

Franklin
Capital City Chorale, $1,000
Frankfort Arts Foundation, $1,080
Josephine Sculpture Park, $2,071
Grand Theatre-Frankfort, $9,146

Graves
Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild, $1,062

Henderson
Henderson Area Arts Alliance, $9,025
Ohio Valley Art League, $2,023

Jefferson
Actors Theatre of Louisville, $88,136
Crane House, $13,307
The Clifton Center, $13,574
Creative Diversity Studio, $1,966
Fund for the Arts, $50,503
Louisville Literary Arts, $1,000
The Speed Art Museum, $76,180
Louisville Ballet, $49,393
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, $22,314
Kentucky Opera, $40,855
Kentucky Shakespeare, $1,207
Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, $3,238
Louisville Master Chorale, $2,446
Louisville Orchestra, $65,377
Louisville Visual Art Association, $13,347
Louisville Youth Orchestra, $10,882
Pandora Productions, $5,632
Portland Museum, $4,920
Sarabande Books, $13,562
Squallis Puppeteers, $2,919
StageOne Family Theatre, $33,446
Jefferson-continued
Pride of Kentucky Chorus, $2,892
The Louisville Chorus, $2,096
Louisville Youth Choir, $5,847
Theatre [502], $1,000
Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players, $16,491

Kenton
Behringer-Crawford Museum, $9,810
My Nose Turns Red
Theatre Company, $3,482
The Carnegie, $25,227

Knott
Appalachian Artisan Center of 
Kentucky, $8,792

Letcher
Appalshop, $29,019

Madison
Berea Arts Council, $3,889
Richmond Area Arts Council, $7,310

Mason
Ohio River Valley Artists Guild, $1,000

McCracken
The Carson Center, $49,532
Market House Theatre, $13,311
Paducah Symphony Orchestra, $17,729
Yeiser Art Center, $3,161

Mercer
Arts Council of Mercer County, $1,000

Montgomery
Montgomery County Council
for the Arts, $6,348

Oldham
Arts Association of
Oldham County, $3,908

Perry
Greater Hazard Area Arts Council/
Performing Arts Series, $3,880

Pike
Artists Collaborative Theatre, $2,785

Pulaski
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, $3,351

Rowan
Rowan County Arts Center, $1,391

Simpson
Simpson County Guild of
Artists and Craftsmen, $1,976

Trigg
Janice Mason Art Museum, $2,029

Warren
Orchestra Kentucky, $18,081
SKyPAC, $48,108
The Phoenix Theatre, $3,848
VSA Kentucky, $7,186

Washington
Central Kentucky Community 
Theatre, $3,303

Whitley
Kentucky Native American
Heritage Museum, $6,762

Wolfe
Appalachian Heritage Alliance, $1,000

Woodford
Woodford County Theatrical
Arts Association, $8,132

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council, along with the NEA, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

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