The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, a state partnership grant of $734,900.
Forty percent of NEA grant-making funds are designated for the nation’s state arts agencies, regional arts organizations and their national service organizations.
Through this grant the arts council will continue to implement a strategic plan that positions the arts as an integral part of cultural tourism, community revitalization, education and economic impact throughout the state.
“Although this is a significant reduction from last year’s grant of $788,600, we are extremely pleased to receive federal funding,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. “With this funding we are able to lend support to nonprofit arts organizations across the state, start cultural district initiatives and provide arts education opportunities for Kentucky’s youth. The funding also enables us to continue arts marketing programs for visual, performing, architectural and teaching artists.”