Arts Council
Performing artists can apply for Kentucky Arts Council online directory

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 03, 2014  
Contact Information:  Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Applications are available online for artists interested in participating in the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory, a marketing assistance program that supports Kentucky performers of music, dance, theater and storytelling.

The Performing Arts Directory is an adjudicated online roster of performing artists used by in-state and out-of-state presenters and others as a resource for identifying artists for performance bookings and projects.

"Kentucky has a long, proud history of producing some of the top performing artists in the country," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "Performing artists in the directory have opportunities for business training and other marketing assistance that can help them in their professional careers."

The arts council endeavors to promote, showcase and provide professional development opportunities to a diverse selection of Kentucky's finest contemporary and traditional performing artists through the Performing Arts Directory. There are currently more than 90 artists listed in the directory.

Applicants are adjudicated by a panel of independent industry professionals. Applications are assessed based on artistic excellence, performance experience and marketing capacity.

To assist in the application process, the arts council will provide informational workshops about applying to the Performing Arts Directory to groups of 15 or more. Interested parties should contact Tamara Coffey, individual artist director, at 502-564-3757, ext. 479, or tamara.coffey@ky.gov.

For more information or to apply, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Opportunities/PerformingArtistDirectory.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.

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