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!
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.
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network
Specialists With Arts Tactics
Architectural Artists Directory
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 www.kentuckytourism.com 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.