Kentuckians are invited to attend one of six public meetings, Community Conversations: Focus on the Arts, to discuss issues related to the arts in local communities and their public benefits. All meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., local time.
Each meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to revisit the strategies developed in the 2004-2008 statewide long-range plan for the arts, Creating a Vision for the Arts in Kentucky and measure the progress made towards the needs originally identified on local, regional and statewide levels.
“These conversations will guide the future of the arts in Kentucky,” says Arts Council spokesman Ed Lawrence. “It is very important that we go out in the state to come to a better understanding of how the arts work for Kentucky.” The Arts Council encourages participation from educators and parent advocates; tourism and economic development professionals; business, community and religious leaders and local elected officials as well as artists, arts patrons and representatives of arts organizations and arts businesses.
APRIL 25 COVINGTON Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center
APRIL 26 PRESTONSBURG Mountain Arts Center
APRIL 27 LOUISVILLE Kentucky Center for the Arts
MAY 2 BOWLING GREEN Capitol Arts Center
MAY 3 PADUCAH Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
MAY 4 LEXINGTON Singletary Center for the Arts
For more information call toll free 1-888-833-2787.
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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.