Allows teachers to collaborate with artists
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AUg. 8, 2016) — Eight schools will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during this school year.
The grant allows Kentucky teachers to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory. Artists design and implement one- to four-week residencies at schools that are awarded the grants.
Schools receiving Teaching Art Together grants, including county, amount and visiting artist(s) include:
- Barbourville City School, Knox, $2,400, basket weaver Dianne Simpson, writer Judy Sizemore and blacksmith Bob Montgomery
- Clay County Middle School, Clay, $1,200, basket weaver Dianne Simpson and writer Judy Sizemore
- Flat Lick Elementary School, Knox, $1,200, basket weaver Dianne Simpson and writer Judy Sizemore
- McKee Elementary School, Jackson, $1,200, basket weaver Dianne Simpson and writer Judy Sizemore
- Owsley County High School, Owsley, $1,200, musician Mitch Barrett, graphic artist Alfredo Escobar
- Owsley County Elementary School, Owsley, $1,800, musician Mitch Barrett, storyteller Octavia Sexton and multimedia artist Carrie Neumayer
- Sand Gap Elementary School, Jackson, $600, musician Susan Mullins
- Tyner Elementary School, Jackson, $1,200, musician Carla Gover and writer Judy Sizemore
The deadline for the next round of Teaching Art Together grants is Oct. 14.