Grants
Programs

 

GRANTS AND PROGRAMS

 

Applications

GRANTS

ARTS ACCESS ASSISTANCE

The Arts Access Assistance grants support arts programs that serve populations whose opportunities to experience the arts may be limited by age, geographic location, ethnicity, economic status, disability or other factors. Each grant cycle, a different population is chosen to benefit from these arts programs. Grants are available up to $8,000 with a 25 percent cash match.

AL SMITH INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships are unrestricted $7,500 awards given to Kentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

The Kentucky Arts Council's Emerging Artist Award is a $1,000 unrestricted award to early-career, professional Kentucky artists who demonstrate excellence and creativity in their work.

FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP

The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant provides up to $3,000 to a Kentucky master traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year.

KENTUCKY ARTS PARTNERSHIP

The Kentucky Arts Partnership grant provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky. The amount funded is derived from a formula based on the organization’s operating revenues, the panelists' assessment of the application and the funds available for the program.

POETRY OUT LOUD

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and administered in partnership with the state arts agencies. Each participating school receives an artist residency and the opportunity for the school champion to attend the state competition with a chaperone. The state champion goes on to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

SHOWCASING THE ARTS

The Showcasing the Arts Grant enables Kentucky teachers and schools to offer students high quality performing and visual art in-school experiences, enhanced by artist lecture/demonstrations regarding the creative process. Programs demonstrate creating, performing/producing/ presenting, responding and connecting, as specified in the Kentucky Academic Standards for the Arts and the Visual and Performing Arts Program Review. Grants will provide artists’ fees. Schools are required to provide space, technical arrangements and artists’ travel reimbursement.

TEACHING ART TOGETHER

The Teaching Art Together Grant lets teachers collaborate with practicing, professional artists on the design and implementation of innovative one- to four-week residencies. Residencies provide teachers with the tools to continue to incorporate the arts into the curriculum after the residency is completed.

TRANSPARTATION

The TranspARTation Grant enables Kentucky teachers and schools to offer students high quality arts experiences by providing transportation funding. Grants will be based on the mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary.

PROGRAMS

ARCHITECTURAL ARTISTS DIRECTORY

The Architectural Artists Directory is a marketing program for Kentucky’s finest architectural artists who have an established history of working on special architectural or design-oriented projects and installations.

COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Community Scholars Program trains members of a community in documentation, interpretation and dissemination of their unique local cultural resources and traditional art forms. Training consists of several sessions and occurs twice a year in different communities across the state. Certification as a Community Scholar opens up many opportunities for future research projects.

GOVERNOR'S AWARDS IN THE ARTS NOMINATION

The Commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts, the Governor’s Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky. The Kentucky Arts Council coordinates the nomination process for these awards.

KENTUCKY CRAFTED

Kentucky Crafted is an adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky visual and craft artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and arts business training.

KENTUCKY CREATIVE DISTRICT DESIGNATION

The purpose of the Kentucky Creative District Designation is to recognize the role of the arts in growing and sustaining vibrant communities and enhancing the creative economy.

KENTUCKY PEER ADVISORY NETWORK

The Kentucky Peer Advisory Network consists of arts professionals on the Kentucky Peer Advisory directory available to provide three- to six-hour consultancies to assist eligible organizations and individual artists with board development, grant writing, marketing and promotions, strategic planning, festival planning and other activities. Consultancy fees are paid by the Kentucky Arts Council.

KENTUCKY POET LAUREATE NOMINATION

The Kentucky Poet Laureate, a position established by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1991, is appointed by the Governor for a two-year term (based on nominations collected by the Kentucky Arts Council) and is expected to travel the state promoting the literary arts at meetings, seminars and conferences.

PERFORMING ARTISTS DIRECTORY

The Performing Artists Directory is an adjudicated roster of Kentucky performing artists used by in-state and out-of-state presenters and others as a resource for identifying artists for performance bookings and projects.

SPECIALISTS WITH ARTS TACTICS

The Specialists with Art Tactics (SWAT) Grants support the utilization of arts education professionals who are available to provide three- to six-hour consultancies to assist Kentucky schools in developing plans and assessment tools for integrating the arts across the curriculum. Consultancy fees are paid by the Kentucky Arts Council.

TEACHING ARTISTS DIRECTORY

The Teaching Artists Directory is an online directory of Kentucky artists who produce high quality artistic work and have the skills and competencies needed to work with teachers and students in designing and implementing arts education programs.

 

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