FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2012) — Nine Kentucky arts organizations have been awarded nearly $40,000 in funding to support efforts to bring touring artists to their venues, the Kentucky Arts Council announced today.
The grant funding comes from regional arts organization South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, to offer nonprofit presenting institutions support to present artists from other states. Regional touring support is awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component.
“Kentucky’s grant recipients bring programs to their regions that local audiences may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “We congratulate each of our arts presenters and encourage Kentuckians to experience live arts events in these areas.”
Kentucky grant recipients and amounts are:
Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, $4,125
Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, Elizabethtown, $3,933
Hazard Independent College Foundation, Hazard, $4,125
Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund Inc., Louisville, $6,713
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, Somerset, $2,355
The Carson Center, Paducah, $3,067
Morehead State University, Morehead, $4,333
Pennyroyal Arts Council Inc., Hopkinsville, $2,672
Save the Grand Theatre Inc., Frankfort, $4,275
Centre College of Kentucky, Aquila Theatre, Danville, $3,863
Presenting organizations from South Arts’ nine-state region competed for a total of $408,208 supporting 106 projects in regional touring funding. The following states are in South Arts’ region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.