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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Musgrave
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov

Kentucky Arts Council awards funding to
state arts organizations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2016)The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded almost $1.3 million in operating support to 93 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2017 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program.

The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

“Kentucky’s nonprofit arts organizations are essential to the well-being and character of their respective communities,” said Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director. “They relate to many aspects of community life, including education, history, local culture and tourism. They also provide access to arts activities through classes, exhibits, performances and many other opportunities for residents and visitors to participate in the arts.”

The competitive grants are awarded annually. A list of organizations that will receive funding for the 2017 fiscal year can be found on the arts council website.

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, 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. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.