Arts Council
14 Kentucky schools receive arts education grant

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 14, 2014  
Contact Information:  Alex Newby
Communications Assistant
502-564-3757, ext. 231

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fourteen Kentucky schools will receive a fiscal year 2015 Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during the first half of the school year.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the Commonwealth to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council's Teaching Artist Directory to design and implement one- to four-week residencies.

"The Teaching Art Together grant enables local, seasoned artists to engage students in the creative process and share their knowledge with Kentucky teachers," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "Through the program, schools find new and innovative ways to incorporate arts education into everyday curriculum."

Schools that will receive grants are:

  • North Butler Elementary, $1,800, Butler County
  • Big Creek Elementary, $600, Clay County
  • Clay County Middle School, $1,800, Clay County
  • Goose Rock Elementary, $600, Clay County
  • Hacker Elementary, $1,200, Clay County
  • Manchester Elementary, $2,400, Clay County
  • Oneida Elementary, $600, Clay County
  • Paces Creek Elementary, $1,200, Clay County
  • Jackson County High School, $600, Jackson County
  • McKee Elementary, $1,800, Jackson County
  • Sand Gap Elementary, $600, Jackson County
  • Tyner Elementary, $1,200, Jackson County
  • Smyrna Elementary, $600, Jefferson County
  • Marion County High School, $600, Marion County

These grants will fund artist residencies between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. The residencies cover various school subjects and incorporate a wide range of mediums. Students receive several weeks of hands-on arts experiences. The residencies also help teachers incorporate arts into the curriculum long after the residency has ended. In the past, students and artists have collaborated to paint murals representing their school traditions, create clay animation films depicting important events in history and more.

More information about the Teaching Art Together grant can be found on the arts council website. The next deadline to apply is Oct. 1, for artist residencies occurring between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2015.

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.

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