Kentucky Arts Council Aids Professional Development of Kentucky Artists
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded $2,258 in Individual Artist Professional Development grants to five artists for the fourth quarter of FY2009.
The competitive matching grants have been awarded to: Sarah Gorham, Louisville, to participate in a writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center; Jeffrey Skinner, Prospect, to take advantage of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship residency in New Hampshire; Michael Fogler, Lexington, to record, design and produce a CD as a promotional tool; Kelli B. Haywood, Litt Carr, to increase opportunities to publish and research work for a historical novel in progress; and Tom Bartel, Morehead, to participate in an artist residency at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana.
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. Specific goals of the program are to support artists in developing their business and professional skills, increase their marketing capacity and further develop the quality of their work.
The next deadline for Individual Artist Professional Development grant applications is May 1, 2009. For more information about the program, contact Partnerships and Initiatives Director Charla Reed at (502) 564-3757 ext. 485, toll free 888-833-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To access guidelines, instructions and application, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog3/apd_gdl.html.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that 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, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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