Kentucky Arts Council Aids Professional Development of Kentucky Artists
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded $7,911 in Individual Artist Professional Development grants to 17 Kentucky artists for the first quarter of FY2010.
The competitive matching grants of up to $500 have been awarded to: Sam Adams, Letcher County; Trent Altman, Jefferson County; Janet Boyd, Jefferson County; Sherry Chandler, Bourbon County; William Cook, Fayette County; Michelle Fiala, Warren County; Brenda Flynn, Fleming County; Joanna Hay, Franklin County; Kenneth Hayden, Jefferson County; Jessica Leader, Jefferson County; Betty Liles, Christian County; Pamela Mattei, Jefferson County; Ellen Birkett Morris, Jefferson County; Barry Motes, Jefferson County; Jill Plaisted, Fayette County; Booker "Butch" Rice II, Jefferson County and John Willmarth, Fayette 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. Sample grants include support for: violinist to attend a summer jazz workshop, a writer to attend the Appalachian Writers' workshop, a musician and music educator to study and perform in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a fiber artist to take dyeing classes from a master color mixer. Specific goals of the program are to support artists in developing their business and professional skills, increasing their marketing capacity and further developing the quality of their work.
The next deadline for Individual Artist Professional Development grant applications is August 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 email@example.com. To access guidelines, instructions and an 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.
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