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
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.
Kentucky Creative Industry Summit
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network
Specialists with Arts Tactics
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.