Arts Council
TranspArtation grants available for Kentucky schools, teachers

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 03, 2014  
Contact Information:  Alex Newby
Communications Assistant
502-564-3757, ext. 231
alex.newby@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky schools and teachers can apply for the next round of TranspArtation grants from the Kentucky Arts Council for arts-related field trips to be taken between Oct. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

The grant funding is available for any Kentucky school, public or private, that supports grades pre-K through 12, to assist with transportation costs to and from arts field trips and events.

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are based on mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary. There is a minimum grant amount of $100.

"There are four opportunities throughout the year to apply for the arts council's TranspArtation grant," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "This program ensures teachers who are eager to provide arts education experiences to their students have multiple opportunities to do so."

Applicants must be attending one of several pre-approved arts venues in the Kentucky Arts Partnership program that have demonstrated appropriate arts programming and the ability to provide supplemental education materials to teachers and schools.

The deadline for the current round of funding is Aug.15. To view guidelines or apply online, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/TranspARTation.htm, or contact Jean St. John, arts education director, at jean.stjohn@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 486.

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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