June 1st is the deadline for new and emerging artists as well as established artists to apply for an Individual Artist Professional Development grant to advance their professional careers. This matching grant of up to $500 can be used in a variety of ways including fees for workshops and master classes, subsidizing travel for significant performance or exhibition opportunities, or assistance for expenses incurred in developing marketing or promotional materials.
The Individual Artist Professional Development Program accepts applications on a biannual basis with deadlines on June 1 and December 1. The June 1 deadline will be for activities occurring July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. Artists must be at least 18 years of age, and must have lived in Kentucky at least one year immediately prior to the grant application deadline to apply. This program does not fund students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.
For complete guidelines and an application form, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog3/apd_gdl.html. For further information about the Individual Artist Professional Development program or other programs for artists, contact Amber Luallen, Artists and Communities Program Director, toll free at 888-833-2787, ext. 4809, or email@example.com.
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet. Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Activity descriptions for funded Individual Artist Professional Development grants in the last cycle of successful applicants are listed below.
Roberta Shultz, booking contact and one third of the musical trio Raison D’Etre from Wilder, Ky., attended the Booking Agent Training School at the 17th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference in Montreal, Canada.
Kathleen Koenig, designer, spinner and dyer of Mohair yarn from Arlington, Ky., will use funds to research methods for making and introducing a new product line of hand painted cotton yarns. She will attend a workshop led by Carol Soderlund on fabric dyeing and color mixing for dyers.
Randy Wilson, folk artist in residence doing music, storytelling and dance in elementary schools from Big Creek, Ky., is using funds to produce a sampler DVD and brochure to extend marketing reach to a wider variety of venues both in the state and beyond.
Normandi Ellis, a Frankfort author of five books including short story, poetry and creative non-fiction, used funds to attend the national conference of the National Association of Poetry Therapy Foundation and to present a workshop on working with at-risk juveniles.
Lorinda Jones, a musician from Rineyville, Ky., used funds for website development and effective marketing materials.
Gregory Acker, a trained classical and jazz musician from Louisville, used funds to further his study of Javanese gamelan music with an emphasis on the community building strategies used in gamelan musical performance and instruction. The residency study is in Yogykarta, Java (Indonesia).
Nora Christensen, professional puppeteer with Squallis Puppeteers in Louisville, to design and print a promotional brochure including programming, pricing structure and funding sources.
Lynn Dunbar, a Louisville studio artist and plein air painter, developed and printed a direct mail and handout brochure.
Patricia Sturtzel, a Louisville fiber artist and art therapist attended the 2005 Allegra Retreat in Santa Fe, NM to attend a workshop on Mixed Media Quilts.
Carol Reesor, an artist working in oils and watercolor from Buffalo, Ky., produced marketing and promotional materials to prepare for her participation in Visual Arts at the Market at Kentucky Crafted: the Market.
Owen Reynolds, a musician from London, Ky., will attend the 17th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference in Montreal, Canada and produce business materials and CD sampler for marketing purposes.
Mitch Barrett, musician and part of duo Zoë Speaks from Berea, Ky., participated in a juried showcase representing Kentucky at the 17th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference in Montreal, Canada.
Martin Hulsey, a tinsmith from Bowling Green, Ky., is using funds for marketing materials including product photography, printed catalog and story cards for handcrafted merchandise.