What is it?

Kentucky Crafted is an adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky visual and craft artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and arts business training.

Who’s eligible?

Visual and craft artists who do original work in any medium, are full-time residents of Kentucky and are 18 years of age or older. Applicants should have a well-developed body of work and some marketing experience.

What’s the deadline to apply?

Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
Applications will be available June 15, 2016.

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.
  2. Prepare digital images of your work samples.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Mail us a printout of your application along with proof of residency.
  5. Hand deliver or ship your work samples to Frankfort for the panel to review.

If I am selected for the program, what are my responsibilities?

  • Sign a program agreement form.

  • Attend the Kentucky Crafted New Participant and Market Orientation.

  • Submit images and an artist statement for the online directory.

  • Complete an annual Creative Industry Report, which provides up-to-date contact information and reports artist activity.

  • Acknowledge the Kentucky Arts Council by using the Kentucky Crafted
    logo to promote your work. (How?)

  • Inform your legislators of your inclusion in this program and follow up
    with invitations to events that feature your work. (Who are my elected officials?)

If I have questions, who can help me?

Dave Blevins
Arts Marketing Director
502-564-3757, ext. 473


Kentucky Arts Council