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Kentucky Arts Council offering grants to Appalachian counties

Grants help promote arts in underserved areas

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2014) — The Kentucky Arts Council is making funding available to counties in the Appalachian region for arts projects and activities through its competitive Arts Access Assistance grant, a funding opportunity that targets underserved populations in the commonwealth where the arts are not the primary emphasis.

Arts council logoThe Arts Access Assistance grant supports arts programs that serve populations whose opportunities to experience the arts may be limited by age, geographic location, ethnicity, economic status, disability or other factors.

Grants are available up to $8,000 with a 25 percent cash match.

This year’s theme is “Vibrant Appalachian Communities.” Eligible projects use the arts to celebrate, evoke pride in and call attention to unique community assets. Appalachian counties eligible to apply are those within the 54-county area designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2015. Applicants with questions or who need more information may contact Sarah Schmitt, the arts council’s arts access director, at [email protected] or 888-833-2787, ext. 492.