Craft Marketing Program
Application Deadlines for Kentucky Arts Council Artist Programs Due March 15, 2007
Artists who have an interest in applying for the Kentucky Crafted Program, Visual Arts at the Market, the Performing Arts Directory, Arts Education Roster of Artists, or the Individual Artist Fellowship Program (for Visual and Media Artists) are encouraged to begin the application process now. The Kentucky Arts Council's on-line application system (KASOL) is a new service that allows artists and organizations to submit applications on-line and track existing application records.
These programs are among the first group of Kentucky Arts Council applications to use the Kentucky Arts Services On Line (KASOL) electronic application system and the process is considerably different than in previous years. March 15, 2007 is the deadline to complete the online applications.
The Kentucky Crafted Program is open to all Kentucky residents who create traditional and contemporary crafts in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, mixed media, or other natural materials. Jury evaluation is based on quality standards for originality, authenticity, technique, and design. The 2007 Kentucky Crafted jury session will be April 16 - 20, 2007.
The Visual Arts at the Market Program is open to all Kentucky residents that are 2-D artists doing original 2-D paintings, drawings, prints, photographers, and mixed-media work, in addition to note cards, posters, calendars and other printed products derived from original 2-D art. It is a component of a larger event, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, held annually in Louisville. The 2007 Visual Arts at the Market Program jury session will be April 16 - 20, 2007.
The Performing Arts Directory promotes, showcases and provides professional development opportunities to a diverse selection of Kentucky's finest contemporary and traditional performing artists.
The Arts Education Roster is designed to promote artists that have the qualifications to conduct residencies, i.e., produce high quality artistic work, and have the skills and competencies needed to work with teachers and students in designing and implementing arts programs.
The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Program supports Kentucky artists engaged in creating artwork of high quality and recognizes creative excellence in practicing, professional Kentucky artists. It directly supports the advancement and continuation of Kentucky artists' careers and creative work.
To access the guidelines and applications for these programs, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/xindex.htm.
For more information call 1-888-592-7238 or 502-564-8110:
For Kentucky Crafted please contact, Charla Reed, ext. 485 or email, email@example.com.
For Visual Arts at the Market, Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Program, and Performing Arts Directory, please contact Amber Luallen, ext. 479 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Arts Education Roster please contact, John Benjamin, ext. 483 or email, john.Benjamin@ky.gov
Since 1981,Kentucky Craft Marketing’s purpose is to develop the state's craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftspeople, create an economically viable environment for craft entrepreneurs, preserve the state's craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness, public support and public/private partnerships.
The Program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training, to other outside entities (e.g., craft retailers, craft and art organizations, community and government agencies), and the general public. The craft industry in Kentucky contributes 252 million dollars in annual sales and Kentucky is recognized as a model state for its craft programs and its role in the $14 billion national craft industry.