The journal of a Kentucky culture vulture
Due to the continued winter weather in Central Kentucky, Arts Kentucky sent out an e-mail last night cancelling its Arts Advocay Day activities today in Frankfort. Note: This only impacts Arts Kentucky activities. The Kentucky Arts Council’s events, including recognition of the winners of the 2009 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, are still taking place.
The Arts Kentucky events were to involve a rally, workshops and meetings with legislators, which is considered particularly important as government arts funding is being clipped at the state and national levels. Instead of a live event, Arts Kentucky is encouraging people to tele-participate by emailing legislators to encourage support of arts funding and other support.
“The most important part of Arts Advocacy Day is that legislators hear directly from you, their constituents, about what’s important to you,” the e-mail say. “If you will email or call them with the message below, they will understand that the arts are not dispensable in hard times.”
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich