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Kentucky Arts Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Musgrave
502-892-3122
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov

Kentucky Arts Council
Schedules Informational Workshops

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2017) — Kentucky Arts Council staff will offer informational workshops throughout the state during November for artists, teachers, community members and other arts stakeholders interested in learning how to apply for grants, get involved with programs and otherwise work in partnership with the state arts agency.

Arts council staff will discuss and answer questions about the arts council’s Al Smith Individual Artists Fellowship, Emerging Artist Award, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant, Performing Artists Directory and the various arts education grant, program and directory opportunities, like Teaching Art Together, Arts First Aid, Showcasing the Arts, Specialists With Arts Tactics, TranspARTation and the Teaching Artists Directory.

The workshops for the Al Smith Fellowship and Emerging Artist Award will focus on the literary arts, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting.

“Serving artists in our programs is an important part of what we do, but we also want to reach artists who are not in those programs, and who may not be aware of what the Kentucky Arts Council has to offer,” said Chris Cathers, arts council acting executive director. “These sessions have been carefully mapped out to hit every region of the state in order to be accessible to as many Kentuckians as possible.”

Workshops will be on the following dates in these Kentucky communities (with programs to be discussed):

  • Nov. 8, 2 p.m., at the Boone County Public Library main branch, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 13, 10 a.m., at the Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main St. in Morehead (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m., at the Boyd County Public Library, Kyova branch, 10699 U.S. Highway 60 in Ashland (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 16, 1 p.m., at the Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch, 301 York St. in Louisville (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m., at the Lexington Public Library main branch, 140 E. Main St. in Lexington (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)

  • Nov. 28, 1 p.m. CST, at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive in Madisonville (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)

  • Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m. CST, at The Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave. in Paducah (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)

  • Nov. 29, 10 a.m. CST, at the John L. Street Public Library, 244 Main St. in Cadiz (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)

  • Nov. 29, 5 p.m. CST, at the Warren County Public Library main branch, 1225 State St. in Bowling Green (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)

For more information on these events, contact Tamara Coffey, tamara.coffey@ky.gov or 502-892-3121.

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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.