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Kentucky Arts Council

June 15, 2016

Diane Earle

Diane Earle

Summer Camp Directory

Summer Camp Directory

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry of Place

Makings of a Master

Makings of a Master Exhibit
through Aug. 31

Kentucky Arts Council



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Lori Meadows
Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

Summer is in full swing and it’s truly an exciting time here at the Kentucky Arts Council.

Next month the Southern Legislative Conference comes to Lexington, and we, along with the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, have been asked to stage an exhibit of Kentucky artwork at the conference site, the Lexington Convention Center. If you visited Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival in October or the Kentucky Gallery at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in March, this exhibit will be in a similar format — a curated shopping experience, with each piece hand-selected for inclusion in the exhibit.

The Southern Legislative Conference will also mark the return of the arts council’s luthiery exhibit titled “ Made to Be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers.” This exhibit chronicles Kentucky’s rich tradition of instrument making.

The best part is that you don’t have to be registered for the conference to access the exhibit. It is free and open to the public. We’ll be on site July 10-12 ready for your visit. Keep an eye on our website for more details as the dates get closer.

Speaking of our website, we also look forward to launching the new version of our site beginning in July. This site is the result of months of development, and it is structured after the five themes of our strategic plan: Vibrant Communities, Creative Industry, Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Showcasing the Arts.

There’s no need to learn a new address either. You’ll still find us at

We have more exciting news coming your way, but that will have to wait until later in the summer!

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Kentucky Arts Council accepting applications for
Architectural Artists Directory

The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications for the Architectural Artists Directory through Aug.15. Professional artists age 21 or older whose work includes architectural elements, custom-made fixtures, and uniquely crafted building materials and design elements are encouraged to apply.

Six Kentucky groups awarded more than $37,000 in funding
from South Arts

Six Kentucky arts organizations have been awarded more than $37,000 in funding to support efforts to bring touring artists to their venues.

National Endowment for the Arts awards grant funding to
arts council and five Kentucky organizations

The Kentucky Arts Council has been awarded $746,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the federal agency’s latest round of state partnership agreement grants.


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Kentucky Peer Advisory Network

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Specialists With Arts Tactics

Aug. 15
Architectural Artists Directory

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

July 4 – Independence Day


99 Days of Summer offers fun ideas for Kentucky travelers
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism announced the launch of 99 Days of Summer, an interactive section of the website with travel suggestions for the 2016 summer season through Labor Day weekend.

Call for entries for fall exhibit at
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” which will run from Sept. 17, 2016 through Feb. 25, 2017, at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

South Arts

We invite you to
join us in building
a better South
through the arts.

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)


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