Kentucky Arts Council Receives $805,700 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 $805,700 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 $53,242,600. These grants are a direct investment in the nation's non-profit cultural industry.
"The NEA funding is extremely important to Kentucky,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. “It makes up about one-fifth of our annual budget and will be used to support arts education programs, touring exhibitions, community arts projects and arts organizations that bring performing, visual, media and literary arts to Kentuckians all across the state.”
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.
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
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