Awarded to six organizations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 8, 2016) — Six Kentucky arts organizations have been awarded more than $37,000 in funding to support efforts to bring touring artists to their venues.
The funding comes from South Arts, of which the Kentucky Arts Council is a member. South Arts is a regional arts organization working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support programming for selected nonprofit arts organizations, allowing those groups to present performances from artists from other states.
“These grants are important because they help organizations broaden their programming to offer performances from artists that most local audiences might never see,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “We congratulate the six organizations that received this grant and encourage people in those communities to take advantage of these great venues and the outstanding performances they present.”
Kentucky’s grant recipients, city, dollar amounts and the performing groups they are bringing to their venues are:
- The Carson Center, Paducah, Underwater Bubble Show, $4,023
- EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, Aquila Theatre, $3,884
- Grand Theatre, Frankfort, Dance Kaleidoscope, $3,775
- Grand Theatre, Frankfort, Underwater Bubble Show, $4,023
- Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, Louisville, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, $5,901
- Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, Louisville, Wendy Whelan (dance), $5,963
- Muhlenberg County Board of Education, Greenville, Aquila Theatre, $3,884
- Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, $5,901