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Kentucky Arts Council

Nov. 22, 2016

Featured Artist William Kolok

William Kolok

Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

Kentucky Creative
Industry Summit
Nov. 30, Lexington

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry of Place

Makings of a Master

Master Folk Arts Exhibit
through Nov. 30

Kentucky Arts Council



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Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

When we held the inaugural Creative Industry Summit back in 2014, one of our goals was to generate momentum toward keeping a conversation going about what matters to Kentucky’s creative entrepreneurs and how they could be relevant in the marketplace and in their respective communities.

That momentum has continued, and we’re enthusiastic about keeping it going on Nov. 30 at the third annual Kentucky Creative Industry Summit. This year’s event will be at Lexington Convention Center, and in addition to workshops on artist business training and discussions about the state of the industry, we’ll put a spotlight on an emerging industry that is relevant to artists of many disciplines, Kentucky’s burgeoning video game development industry.

If you’re curious about how this specialized industry fits into Kentucky’s creative economy, you won’t want to miss the Kentucky Creative Industry Summit. Registration is $15 and available online at our website.

We’ll also have presentations on taxes, contracts, copyright, marketing and branding for individual artists, and sessions for community and business leaders on planning and executing public art projects and resources available through the arts council to aid in producing culturally relevant local events. These sessions are ideal for community elected officials, tourism staff, Main Street directors, chamber of commerce staff and members, and others who work in community and economic development. See the full agenda online.

We hope to see you there!


Kentucky Arts Council Hosting Third Annual Creative Industry Summit Nov. 30 in Lexington
The Kentucky Arts Council’s third annual Creative Industry Summit, Nov. 30 at the Lexington Convention Center, will continue building on the success from the previous two conferences, adding even more programming about emerging creative endeavors in the Commonwealth.

Owensboro Sculptor Named Kentucky Arts Council Featured Artist for November, December
Owensboro sculptor William Kolok is the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for November and December.

8 Complete Kentucky Arts Council Community Scholars
Training in Booneville

When veteran English teacher Stella Baker retired in July, she wanted to stay involved in her Owsley County community, and she wanted to do it in a meaningful way. She was one of eight participants who enrolled in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Community Scholars program to learn how she could be a more effective community asset.


Nov. 30
Kentucky Creative Industry Summit


Dec. 15
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network

Dec. 15
Specialists with Arts Tactics

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

Nov. 24-25 – Thanksgiving

Dec. 23, 26 – Christmas

Dec. 30, Jan. 2 – New Year’s


Meeting Advisory: Kentucky 225th Anniversary Commission
The Kentucky 225th Anniversary Commission will meet Monday, November 21st, at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room on the 24th floor of the Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort.

Call for Entries for ‘Reveal’ Exhibit at
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Kentucky’s two-dimensional artists who work in large formats are invited to submit entries for the new exhibit program "Reveal" at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.



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Arts E-News is a publication of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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