Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council awards $1.4 million to state's arts organizations

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 16, 2014  
Contact Information:  Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.4 million in operating support to 96 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2015 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program.

The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

"KAP organizations are the backbone of the state's arts infrastructure and primarily provide arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public," said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council. "These arts organizations provide many functions in the communities where they are located, including arts programming and resources, arts education and opportunities for residents to directly participate in the arts."

The competitive grants are awarded annually. Organizations that will receive funding for the 2015 fiscal year are listed by county below:

Boyd
Paramount Arts Center, $48,130

Boyle
The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, $1,000
Community Arts Center, $13,166

Calloway
Playhouse in the Park, $3,751
Murray Art Guild, $2,080

Campbell
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, $15,760

Christian
Pennyroyal Arts Council, $5,978

Crittenden
Fohs Hall Community Arts Foundation, $1,517

Daviess
Back Alley Musicals, $1,873
International Bluegrass Music Museum, $26,866
Owensboro Dance Theatre, $8,175
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, $18,066
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, $20,487
RiverPark Center, $49,933
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, $9,146

Fayette
The Balagula Theatre Company, $3,090
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, $16,913
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Society, $9,785
Central Music Academy, $6,445
Explorium of Lexington, $16,242
Headley-Whitney Museum, $15,467
Kentucky Ballet Theatre, $10,941
LexArts, $25,535
Lexington Art League, $13,638
Lexington Ballet Company, $12,806
Lexington Children's Theatre, $29,526
Lexington Philharmonic, $29,082
Lexington Singers, $7,623
Living Arts & Science Center, $19,115
Woodsongs, $1,000

Floyd
Mountain Arts Center, $21,058

Franklin
Frankfort Arts Foundation, $1,306
Grand Theatre Frankfort, $10,279
Josephine Sculpture Park, $1,704

Graves
Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild, $1,000

Hardin
Music and Arts Center for Cultural Learning, $3,537

Henderson
Henderson Area Arts Alliance, $9,510
Ohio Valley Art League, $2,109

Jefferson
Actors Theatre of Louisville, $96,352
Bourbon Baroque, $1,653
The Clifton Center, $12,379
The Crane House, $16,316
Creative Diversity Studio, $1,632
Fund for the Arts, $41,123
Kentucky Opera Association, $44,532
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, $26,808
Kentucky Shakespeare, $1,086
Looking for Lilith, $2,844
Louisville Ballet, $53,170
The Louisville Chorus, $1,726
Louisville Master Chorale, $2,324
The Louisville Orchestra, $65,722
Louisville Visual Art Association, $16,557
The Louisville Youth Choir, $6,372
Louisville Youth Orchestra, $12,339
Pandora Productions, $5,468
Portland Museum, $6,279
Pride of Kentucky Chorus, $3,679
Sarabande Books, $18,376
The Speed Art Museum, $77,046
Squallis Puppeteers, $2,646
Stage One Family Theatre, $31,920
Theatre [502], $1,000
VOICES of Kentuckiana, $3,934
Walden Theatre, $19,493

Kenton
Behringer-Crawford Museum, $11,895
The Carnegie, $26,078
My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company, $3,789

Knott
Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky, $14,136

Letcher
Appalshop, $39,469

Madison
Berea Arts Council, $5,010
Richmond Area Arts Council, $6,962

Mason
Ohio River Valley Artists Guild, $1,000

McCracken
The Carson Center, $50,813
Maiden Alley Cinema, $5,755
Market House Theatre, $15,190
Paducah Symphony Orchestra, $18,486
Yeiser Art Center, $3,247

Mercer
Arts Council of Mercer County, $1,000

Montgomery
Montgomery County Council for the Arts, $7,216

Oldham
Arts Association of Oldham County, $4,297

Perry
Greater Hazard Area Arts Council, $5,730

Pike
Artists Collaborative Theatre, $3,207

Pulaski
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, $3,075
Watershed Arts Alliance, $1,000

Rockcastle
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum, $4,986

Rowan
Rowan County Arts Center, $2,006

Simpson
Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, $2,028

Trigg
Janice Mason Art Museum, $2,151

Warren
Orchestra Kentucky, $19,705
The Phoenix Theatre, $3,872
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), $60,720
VSA Kentucky, $8,301

Whitley
Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum, $9,037

Wolfe
Appalachian Heritage Alliance, $1,000

Woodford
Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association, $9,846

For more information about the Kentucky Arts Partnership program, visit the arts council online http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/KAP.htm.

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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