Kentucky Arts Council awards professional development grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded a total of $4,385 in Individual Artist Professional Development grants to 10 Kentucky artists for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010.
The competitive matching grants of up to $500 have been awarded to: Nancy Allen, writer, Knott County; Stacey Chinn, sculptor, Fayette County; Judy Kushner, fiber artist, Scott County; John Haywood, painter and musician, Knott County; Debra Lott, painter, Jefferson County; Hunter Stamps, ceramicist, Fayette County; Jason Howard, writer, Madison County; Lorinda Jones, musician, Hardin County; Gerald Tolson, musician, Jefferson County; and James Southard, photographer, Jefferson County.
The Individual Artist Professional Development Program assists Kentucky artists in developing or expanding opportunities or activities that will help them further their professional lives as artists. The grants awarded include funding support for Web site design, promotional materials, production of audio and video work samples, travel to national conferences, exhibit preparation, and field work and research expenses.
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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