Non-profit venues that are available to present the performing arts to the public such as libraries, community centers, Main Street programs, parks, schools, museums and performing arts facilities will have the opportunity to bring quality performing arts to their community next year through the Performing Arts on Tour Program. Through this program, successful applicants can choose from a roster of 80 performing artists, ensembles or groups in the Kentucky Arts Council’s 2004-2005 Performing Arts Directory or the similarly adjudicated programs of the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee.
Kentucky’s Performing Arts Directory includes selected musicians of every stripe, from Americana to bluegrass, chamber music and opera, orchestras and chorales, Celtic, country and rock. Add ballet, contemporary dance, children’s theatre, classical theatre, storytellers and puppeteers to the mix and you have a full complement of artistic disciplines available for almost any performance venue, with the quality assurance of having been reviewed and selected by a panel of performing arts professionals based on artistic excellence, performance experience and marketing capacity.
Applicants may request up to 50% of the contracted artist fees up to $7,500 for a single booking or $5,000 for multiple bookings. All applicants must submit an Intent to Apply form by November 15, 2004 and Application by December 15, 2004. Guidelines and Instructions for the Performing Arts on Tour Program can be found on the Kentucky Arts Council’s Web site at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog3/aot_gdl.htm. For more information about this program, contact Lori Meadows toll free at 1-888-833-2787 ext. 4812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.