Small and mid-size arts and cultural organizations will have the opportunity to learn how to write grants to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the Challenge America Community Fast Track Review. These federally funded grants are intended for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
Those attending the workshop are encouraged to come with ideas about potential projects. Through discussion, potential grantees will learn about eligibility of projects, expected outcomes from the NEA and a step-by-step examination of the application form.
Workshops will be held at the following locations and dates on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m., local time:
April 9 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., Louisville
April 9 Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville
April 16 Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St., Covington
April 16 Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave
April 23 Lexington Downtown Library, 140 E. Main St., Lexington
April 23 Somerset Community College, Somerset
April 23 Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg
April 30 Morehead State University, Morehead
The fee for the workshop is $10 per person for current Arts Kentucky members and $25 for non-members. Pre registration and pre-payment are required. For more information and registration, go to the Arts Kentucky Web site at http://www.artsky.org/arts_ky_workshop_2.htm or call 502-561-0701.
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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.
Arts Kentucky is a statewide membership organization for individual artists, performers, craftspeople, community and arts groups that provides resources and tools for people who are working to improve their communities through the arts.