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Lexington Arts organizations awarded more than $172,000 as part of Arts Day in Kentucky

Representatives of Lexington arts organizations gathered last week in Frankfort for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual meeting that fosters discussions in the Commonwealth’s arts community about the state of the arts industry in Kentucky. 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.

Lexington’s 15 Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) organizations received a combined $172,933 in grant awards. The funds were awarded by the arts council in July 2019 through the KAP program. The funding is part of $1.2 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2020 fiscal year.

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

On Feb. 21, Lexington arts leaders celebrated the public value of the arts and thanked legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council.
Front row: from left: Chris Cathers of the Kentucky Arts Council, Luis Dominguez of the Lexington Ballet Co., Allison Kaiser of the Lexington Philharmonic, Sen. Reggie Thomas, Ame Sweetall of LexArts and Michelle Clouse of Central Music Academy, Mary Michael Corbett of the Kentucky Arts Council and Rep. Kelly Flood.
Back row: Lindsey Jaeger of the Kentucky Arts Council, Larry Snipes of Lexington Children’s Theatre, Amelia Groetsch of Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, Lee Ellen Martin of Explorium of Lexington, Norbe Risco of Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Paul Michael Brown of Institute 193 and Andee Rudloff of the Kentucky Arts Council.

From Kentucky Arts Council

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