Kentucky Arts Council Provides Fee Support for Performing Arts
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded fee support through Performing Arts on Tour grants to eight non-profit performing arts presenting organizations. These grants will help make diverse performing arts events available to Kentuckians across the commonwealth. The grants have been awarded for performances in libraries, performing arts centers, festivals and hospitals by individual artists, ensembles, orchestras and ballet companies included in the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory.
"This program helps performing artists and performing arts companies get bookings and helps venues bring quality performing arts events to their communities" says Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. "We are very happy to see so libraries becoming involved. They not only bring entertainment, but also provide context for the various performing arts genres and traditions."
For more information about the Performing Arts on Tour grant program, contact Individual Artist Program Director Tamara Coffey at (502) 564-3757 ext. 479 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The next application deadline is February 1, 2010.
Prior to Kentucky On Stage, the Kentucky Arts Council's annual showcase of performing artists, there will be a special Performing Arts on Tour grant writing workshop for interested presenters from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. E.S.T., August 19, 2009 at the Falling Springs Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Drive, Versailles, Ky. The workshop is free however registration is required. To register, go to www.artscouncil.ky.gov/KOS/KOS09.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.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Performing Arts on Tour grant recipients, artists and performance information are listed below by county.
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Presenter: Bourbon County Public Library District
Artist: Octavia Sexton
Date: July 6, 13, 20, 2009
Location: Paris-Bourbon County Library, Paris
Presenter: Pennyroyal Arts Council, Inc.
Artist Group: Orchestra Kentucky
Date: November 8, 2009
Location: Alhambra Theatre, Hopkinsville
Presenter: Fleming County Public Library
Artists and Groups: Willie Eames, River City Drum Corps, Carla Gover, Jay Flippin/Gordon Towell Jazz Duo, Mitch Barrett, The Betweeners, Kyle Meadows, Cari Norris
Date: To be determined
Location: Fleming County Festival of the Arts Fleming County Public Library
Presenter: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center
Artist Group: Orchestra Kentucky
Date: January 31, 2010
Location: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, Elizabethtown
Presenter: Glema Mahr Center for the Arts/Madisonville Community College
Artist Group: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Date: March 27, 2010
Location: Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville
Presenter: Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund
Artist Group and Artist: Squallis Puppeteers, Lorinda Jones
Date: Various times
Locations: Norton Health Care and Gilda's Club of Louisville
Presenter: Greater Hazard Area Arts Council / Performing Arts Series
Artist Group: Kentucky Ballet Theatre
Date: October 22, 2009
Location: Hal Rogers Center, Hazard
Presenter: Lake Cumberland Performing Arts Series
Artist Group: The American Spiritual Ensemble
Date: February 5, 2010
Location: Center for Rural Development, Somerset