Kentucky Arts Council Receives $795,200 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
FRANKFORT, Ky.— The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced an award of a State Partnership grant of $795,200 in federal funding to the Kentucky Arts Council, the state’s arts agency. NEA Partnership grants provide support to the 56 state, jurisdictional, and territorial arts agencies, the six regional arts organizations and the National Association of State Arts Agencies. In total, 64 grants were awarded in this category for a federal investment of $50,173,200.
For Kentucky, the State Partnership grant enhances state funding resources and helps the Kentucky Arts Council address fundamental priorities at the state level in areas of arts education, access to the arts and providing opportunities for Kentuckians to participate in and benefit from a wide variety of arts experiences.
The National Endowment for the Arts funding is extremely important to Kentucky,” said Executive Director Lori Meadows of the Kentucky Arts Council. “It gives the arts council the opportunity to support all the good work that is being done in communities both large and small, to provide opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts.”
Through this partnership grant, the Kentucky Arts Council supports local arts organizations, artist residency programs in Kentucky schools, community arts development and technical assistance in areas of accessibility and participation building.
For more information about the Kentucky Arts Council’s programs, events, training and services; visit www.artscouncil.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 invested in operating support grants by the Kentucky Arts Council leverages $24 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.