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Kentucky Arts Council awards $1.7 million in grants to arts organizations across the state

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 13, 2012  
Contact Information:  Emily Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.7 million in operational support funding to 104 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for fiscal year 2013, through the Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant, the agency announced today.

The KAP grant provides support to nonprofit organizations offering year-round arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public. The competitive grant process funds applicants based on operating revenues, a panel review of applications, and funds available for the program.

“KAP organizations from small to large work tirelessly to provide diverse cultural experiences and participation in the arts for Kentuckians who live in their immediate regions and across the state,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council. “Providing support to help these groups is one of the main functions of the arts council. We remain grateful to the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of the arts.”

KAP agencies vary in size and are located in rural, suburban and urban communities. In fiscal year 2012, the arts council provided 100 agencies with KAP funding.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities 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 following is a listing by county of FY2013 KAP organizations:

Boyd
Paramount Arts Center $60,649

Boyle
Community Arts Center $14,292
The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County $1,129

Calloway
Playhouse in the Park $4,203
Murray Art Guild $2,507

Campbell
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra $19,623

Christian
Pennyroyal Arts Council $8,909

Clark
Leeds Center for the Arts $3,044

Crittenden
Fohs Hall Community Arts Foundation $2,392

Daviess
RiverPark Center $64,413
International Bluegrass Music Museum $27,104
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra $27,812
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art $30,462
Owensboro Dance Theatre $7,835
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro $8,926

Fayette
LexArts $36,126
Lexington Philharmonic $36,283
Lexington Children's Theatre $37,509
Living Arts & Science Center $23,643
Explorium of Lexington $25,884
Headley-Whitney Museum $25,439
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning $21,236
Lexington Art League $16,724
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Society $10,683
Music Institute of Lexington $11,088
Kentucky Ballet Theatre $10,391
Lexington Ballet Company $17,040
Central Music Academy $6,184
Actors Guild of Lexington $8,319
The Lexington Singers $6,837
The Balagula Theatre Company $4,340
Kentucky Theatre Association $1,126
Institute 193 $1,295

Floyd
Mountain Arts Center $30,735
Jenny Wiley Theatre $25,370

Franklin
Grand Theatre Frankfort $12,540
Frankfort Arts Foundation $2,959

Graves
Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild $1,799

Hardin
Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning $4,165

Hart
Kentucky Repertory Theatre $19,645

Henderson
Henderson Area Arts Alliance $11,310
Riverbend Academy School of Visual and Performing Arts $4,853
Ohio Valley Art League $2,624

Jefferson
Actors Theatre of Louisville $119,849
Speed Art Museum (Specific funding is contingent upon Kentucky Arts Council evaluation of information regarding public programming for the period during which the museum will be closed for renovations.)
The Louisville Orchestra $80,269
Louisville Ballet $73,913
Stage One Family Theatre $57,514
Fund for the Arts $66,918
Kentucky Opera Association $54,487
Walden Theatre $22,264
Louisville Visual Art Association $20,645
Kentucky Shakespeare $25,512
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft $35,445
The Clifton Center $9,557
Sarabande Books $22,632
Crane House $20,039
VOICES of Kentuckiana $5,821
Portland Museum $15,785
The Louisville Youth Choir $6,832
Louisville Youth Orchestra $11,142
Looking For Lilith $3,797
Squallis Puppeteers $2,922
The Louisville Chorus $2,058
Choral Arts Society $3,482
Creative Diversity Studio $1,938
Bourbon Baroque $2,626
Louisville Literary Arts $1,000

Kenton
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center $30,697
Behringer-Crawford Museum $18,328
My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company $3,954

Knott
Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky $21,334

Letcher
Appalshop $65,449

Madison
Richmond Area Arts Council $8,499
Berea Arts Council $5,118
Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen $3,553

Marshall
Marshall County Arts Commission $2,052

Mason
Ohio River Valley Artists Guild $1,000

McCracken
The Carson Center $62,824
Paducah Symphony Orchestra $20,246
National Quilt Museum $30,524
Market House Theatre $20,995
Maiden Alley Cinema $6,346
Yeiser Art Center $4,040

Mercer
Ragged Edge Community Theatre $4,128
Arts Council of Mercer County $1,000

Montgomery
Montgomery County Council for the Arts $11,574

Pendleton
Kincaid Regional Theatre Company $5,216

Perry
Greater Hazard Area Arts Council/Performing Arts Series $8,340

Pike
Artists Collaborative Theatre $4,989

Pulaski
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts Series $4,140
Watershed Arts Alliance $1,000

Rockcastle
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum $8,996

Rowan
Rowan County Arts Center
$3,202

Scott
Scott County Arts Consortium $2,798

Simpson
Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen $2,084

Trigg
Janice Mason Art Museum $2,475

Warren
Orchestra Kentucky $25,506
VSA Kentucky $12,233
The Public Theatre of Kentucky $5,123

Washington
Central Kentucky Community Theatre $3,973

Whitley
Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum $3,051

Wolfe
Appalachian Heritage Alliance $1,065

Woodford
Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association $12,646

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