Kentucky Arts Council
ORGANIZATION NAME: Kentucky Arts Council
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 500 Metro Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1987
Phone Number: 502-564-3757 Fax Number: 502-564-2839
Email Address: email@example.com
COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The Kentucky Arts Council was established in 1965 to support individual artists and art organizations in Kentucky. The Kentucky Arts Council creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, benefit from and participate in the arts. The agency facilitates the delivery of the arts throughout the commonwealth through matching grants, arts marketing programs, awards, events and services. Major areas of emphasis are: operational support for arts organizations, individual artist recognition and professional development, arts in education, community arts support and marketing and promotion of Kentucky arts products in regional, national and international markets. The Kentucky Arts Council also supports the conservation of folk traditions and art forms through the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.
The Kentucky Arts Council’s website provides many links to other websites that also support the arts or provides more information on the arts in Kentucky. It provides links to job and internship opportunities in the arts for not only Kentucky but nationally. The website also has virtual exhibits so art can be viewed online. It also provides guidelines and deadlines for the grants and other programs provided by the Council. The website lists programs for colleges and universities, individual artists, local arts councils, local government agencies, non-profit arts organizations, non-profit community organizations, schools and teachers, and unincorporated groups. There is also information and dates for workshops, and links to register for these workshops. The website provides information related to upcoming Council meetings, and a calendar on tourist events related to the arts. It also provides directories for performing arts, arts education, and visual arts in Kentucky.