Kentucky Arts Council Presents Grant to Community Arts Center on Arts Day

KENTUCKY ARTS COUNCIL

News release

FRANKFORT — State arts leaders gathered Feb. 24 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state’s livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

The arts council presented the Community Arts Center with a check for $12,672 for a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded by the arts council in July 2016. The funding awarded to Community Arts Center is part of $1.3 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2017 fiscal year.

Photo contributed On Feb. 24, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2016, including the Community Arts Center. Pictured, from left, are Lydia Bailey Brown, KAC executive director; Kate Snyder, CAC director for marketing and development; Regina Stivers, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet deputy secretary; Mary Beth Touchstone, CAC executive director; and Mary Michael Corbett, arts council board chair.

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On Feb. 24, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2016, including the Community Arts Center. Pictured, from left, are Lydia Bailey Brown, KAC executive director; Kate Snyder, CAC director for marketing and development; Regina Stivers, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet deputy secretary; Mary Beth Touchstone, CAC executive director; and Mary Michael Corbett, arts council board chair.

“Kentucky has excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide year-round arts experiences in their communities,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, arts council executive director. “The state arts agency is proud to partner with Community Arts Center to ensure the arts are made available to enrich the lives of all Kentuckians.”

KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit the artscouncil.ky.gov.