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Governor’s office looking for Derby artists

The Governor’s office and the Kentucky Arts Council have put out a call for Kentucky artists to submit works for the annual Derby exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda. The theme for this year’s exhibit, April 25 to May 16, is … Continue reading

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Kentucky Arts Council seeking artists impacted by storms and in need of assistance

The Kentucky Arts Council sent out a press release this afternoon seeking information about artists who may need assistance following the storms that struck Kentucky on March 2. Normally this blog does not run press releases verbatim. But this is … Continue reading

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Danville and Berea certified as cultural districts

The Central Kentucky cities of Danville and Berea were among the first five communities to receive Kentucky Cultural District Certification. The honor, administered by the Kentucky Arts Council and presented by First Lady Jane Beshear and Madeline Abramson, wife of Lt. … Continue reading

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Tickets on sale for craft market’s return to Lexington

Advance tickets are on sale for Kentucky Crafted: The Market, which returns to Lexington at the Lexington Center on March 1 to 4. The annual art fair, presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, started at the Kentucky Horse Park in … Continue reading

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Kentucky Arts Council seeking nominations for 2010 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 2010 Governor’s Awards in the Arts through March 1. The awards recognize extraordinary achievements in the arts or outstanding contributions to the arts. The categories are: ■ Milner Award, for outstanding … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Arts Advocacy Day in Frankfort snowed out, goes virtual

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 … Continue reading

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SummerFest organizers eye the other three seasons

Patricia Clark started noticing it a few years ago at Kentucky Theatre Association meetings and other theater gatherings. Instructors and directors would come up to her and talk about students that had gone through the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory and … Continue reading

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LexArts will help Actors Guild hire consultant

LexArts has agreed to give Actors Guild of Lexington a $7,500 matching grant to hire an organizational consultant to help the theater navigate out of its financial troubles. In June, the LexArts allocations committee decided not to give Actors Guild … Continue reading

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Kentucky Arts Council says artists should be paid

At its June meeting, the board of the Kentucky Arts Council drafted a resolution regarding artist pay. “The Kentucky Arts Council believes that artists should be fairly compensated for their work,” the resolution stated. “Requests for donations for artwork, performances … Continue reading

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Arts Advocacy Day is Wednesday

As the Kentucky State Legislature is getting into gear, arts advocates will be descending upon Frankfort Wednesday to try to keep arts funding in the Commonwealth’s budget. Kentucky arts leaders are emphasizing the importance of advocating for arts funding in … Continue reading

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