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Kentucky Arts Council

Aug. 16, 2021



Featured Karen Brown Levy

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Celebrating the Art & Culture of Kentucky: Some of the Bluegrass is Black featuring Martha Redbone

Celebrating the Art & Culture of Kentucky:
Some of the Bluegrass is Black


Kentucky Crafted Outdoor Market at Waveland

Kentucky Crafted Outdoor Market at Waveland


Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson

Kentucky Poet Laureate


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Chris Cathers Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

We hope you enjoyed last month’s episode of “Celebrating the Art & Culture of Kentucky: Some of the Bluegrass is Black,” featuring Lexington artist Mark Lenn Johnson. If you missed it, you can find the interview archived on our YouTube channel, as well as Shauna Morgan’s June interview with former Kentucky Poet Laureate and visual artist Frank X Walker. Coming up this month, you won’t want to miss Shauna’s conversation with acclaimed singer/songwriter and Harlan County native Martha Redbone at 6 p.m., Aug. 25. You can register for that interview now!

And we’re super excited for next month’s Kentucky Crafted Outdoor Market at Waveland State Historic Site, Sept. 11-12 in Lexington. We know many of you are looking forward to it too, but if you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, do that TODAY and avoid long lines the day of the event.

The Outdoor Market will be two days of the best Kentucky-made visual and craft art, outstanding live music by juried members of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Artists Directory, an exploration of Kentucky’s folk art traditions, a hands-on activities area, Kentucky-made food and the historic atmoshphere of the Waveland mansion and grounds.

We are currently taking applications for the Kentucky Arts Council-American Rescue Plan (KAC-ARP) grants. These grants are for arts organizations to support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations statewide and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. KAC-ARP funds may be used for salary support (for existing jobs, new jobs or to restore jobs that were furloughed or eliminated due to the pandemic), fees and stipends for artists or contractual personnel, facilities costs (such as mortgage principal, rent and utilities), marketing and promotion costs, and costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff, visitors and audiences. Kentucky nonprofit arts organizations are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sept. 1. For more information and a link to the application, visit our website.

Chris Cathers
Chris Cathers
Kentucky Arts Council
Executive Director



RECENT NEWS

Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky State Parks partner for outdoor art fair
This fall the Kentucky Arts Council will partner with Kentucky State Parks to present The Kentucky Crafted Outdoor Market at Waveland State Historic Site.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 25
Virtual event - “Celebrating the Art & Culture of Kentucky: Some of the Bluegrass is Black” featuring Martha Redbone

Sept. 11-12
Kentucky Crafted Outdoor Market at Waveland



ARTS COUNCIL GRANT/PROGRAM DEADLINES

Aug. 17 - Kentucky Crafted application deadline

Sept. 1 - KAC-ARP grant application deadline

Oct. 31 - Teaching Art Together application deadline #2

Oct. 31 - TranspARTation application deadline



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Sept. 6 – Labor Day

 

 

 



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