Kentucky Arts Council Offers Grants to Support Artist Residencies in Kentucky Schools
The Kentucky Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Teacher Initiated Program, which assists schools in bringing professional artists into the classroom for one to four week residencies in the spring of 2006. During these planned residencies artists demonstrate their art forms and provide students and teachers in elementary, middle and high school repeated opportunities to learn about and experience the making of art. Artists collaborate with teachers to design and implement innovative programs and provide teachers with the tools to continue to utilize the arts after the residency is completed.
The Kentucky Arts Council maintains an adjudicated roster of artists working in dance, folk arts, literary arts, media, music, storytelling, theatre and visual arts that teachers may choose to work with. Artist selection for the roster is based on artistic excellence and having the requisite skills and competencies to work with teachers and students in designing and implementing relevant arts
residency programs. The Kentucky Arts Council’s Arts Education Roster is available online at http://weba.ky.gov/kacartists/
‘Intent to Apply” forms are required and due September 15, 2005. ‘Applications’ are due October 15, 2005. For detailed guidelines, intent to apply forms and applications, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog6/tip_guid.htm. . For more information about the Teacher Initiated Program and other arts education grants and services provided by the Kentucky Arts Council, contact John S. Benjamin, Arts Education Program Director; toll free at 1- 888-833-2787, or email@example.com .
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that 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. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.