Kentucky Arts Partnership grants are a small investment with big returns.
In FY2014, the Kentucky Arts Council invested $1.8 million in 101 nonprofit arts organizations through operational support grants. Data collected from 94 of the 101 Kentucky Arts Partnership grant recipients demonstrate significant returns in tax revenue, jobs and private funding. Kentucky arts partners also offer arts education opportunities, attract tourists and engage Kentuckians in their communities through the arts.

The arts produce tax revenue.
Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations returned $5.5 million in federal taxes, $1.4 million in state taxes and $531,904 in local taxes and fees.

The arts put people to work.
Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations employ 625 full-time workers and 840 part-time workers. They also contract with local businesses for many services including lawn care, janitorial services, facilities maintenance, web development, accounting, printing and advertising.

The arts use state funding to energize private funding.
Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations are required to have at least a dollar-for-dollar match for the arts council's grants. These organizations were able to use their operational support funds to leverage $65 million in earned income, corporate sponsorships, private foundation grants and individual donations.

The arts enhance education.
Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations offered arts education programs and served all 120 counties of Kentucky. The aggregate number of youth participating in arts education programs was 1.4 million. This aggregate number accounts for students attending multiple events and the possibility that the same students could be served by more than one organization.

The arts create vibrant communities.
Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations offer year-round opportunities to experience the arts in small rural communities, medium-sized towns and large cities alike. Total reported arts attendance was 8,197,328 between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

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2014 Public Value Report

Kentucky Arts Partnership Organizations (FY2014)

BOYD
Paramount Arts Center


BOYLE
Community Arts Center
The Arts Commission of
Danville/Boyle County


CALLOWAY
Murray Art Guild
Playhouse in the Park


CAMPBELL
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra


CHRISTIAN
Pennyroyal Arts Council


CRITTENDEN
Fohs Hall Community
Arts Foundation


DAVIESS
Back Alley Musicals
International Bluegrass
Music Museum
Owensboro Dance Theatre
Owensboro Museum of
Fine Art
Owensboro Symphony
Orchestra
RiverPark Center
Theatre Workshop of
Owensboro


FAYETTE
Carnegie Center for
Literacy and Learning
Central Kentucky Youth
Orchestra Society
Central Music Academy
Exploriumof Lexington
Headley-Whitney Museum
Kentucky Ballet Theatre
LexArts
Lexington Art League
Lexington Ballet Company
Explorium of Lexington
Lexington Children's Theatre
Lexington Philharmonic
Living Arts & Science Center
The Balagula Theatre Company
The Lexington Singers
Woodsongs

FLOYD
Mountain Arts Center


FRANKLIN
Frankfort Arts Foundation
Grand Theatre Frankfort
Josephine Sculpture Park


GRAVES
Mayfield/Graves County
Art Guild
HARDIN
Music & Arts Center of
Cultural Learning


HENDERSON
Henderson Area Arts Alliance
Ohio Valley Art League


JEFFERSON
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Bourbon Baroque
Crane House
Creative Diversity Studio
Fund for the Arts
Kentucky Museum of
Art and Craft
Kentucky Opera Association
Kentucky Shakespeare
Looking for Lilith
Louisville Ballet
Louisville Master Chorale
Louisville Visual Art
Association
Louisville Youth Orchestra
Pandora Productions
Portland Museum
Pride of Kentucky Chorus
Sarabande Books
Squallis Puppeteers
Stage One Family Theatre
Theatre [502]
The Clifton Center
The Louisville Chorus
The Louisville Orchestra
The Louisville Youth Choir
The Speed Art Museum
VOICES of Kentuckiana
Walden Theatre


KENTON
Behringer-Crawford Museum
My Nose Turns Red
Theatre Company
The Carnegie


KNOTT
Appalachian Artisan Center
of Kentucky


LETCHER
Appalshop


MADISON
Berea Arts Council
Richmond Area Arts Council


MASON
Ohio River Valley Artists Guild


MCCRACKEN
Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Paducah Symphony Orchestra
The Carson Center
Yeiser Art Center
MERCER
Arts Council of Mercer County


MONTGOMERY
Montgomery County Council
for the Arts


OLDHAM
Arts Association of
Oldham County


PERRY
Greater Hazard Area Arts Council/
Performing Arts Series


PIKE
Artists Collaborative Theatre


PULASKI
Lake Cumberland
Performing Arts Series
Watershed Arts Alliance


ROCKCASTLE
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame
and Museum


ROWAN
Rowan County Arts Center


SIMPSON
Simpson County Guild of
Artists and Craftsmen


TRIGG
Janice Mason Art Museum


WARREN
Orchestra Kentucky
SKyPAC
The Phoenix Theatre
VSA Kentucky


WHITLEY
Kentucky Native American
Heritage Museum


WOLFE
Appalachian Heritage Alliance


WOODFORD
Woodford County Theatrical
Arts Association

 

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