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Collaboration between UK colleges results in hiring of cooperative extension fine arts specialist

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky A unique collaboration between the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Fine Arts has resulted in the hiring of one of the few cooperative extension arts specialist in the country. Stephanie Richards, who was hired in 2005 in Pike County as the first fine arts extension agent in the nation, accepted the job. Richards’...

Applications open for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 professional development experience for local artists

The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 (2020), a six-month professional development experience for local performing, literary and visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. The online application opened July 1 at www.hadleycreatives.org and will remain open until Aug. 5. Developed in partnership with Creative Capital, a...

Jerry E. Baker Foundation commits $10 million endowment for student scholarships at WKU

The Jerry E. Baker Foundation, established through the estate of Jerry E. Baker, a generous longtime supporter of Western Kentucky University, has pledged a $10 million endowment for student scholarships. Annual investment earnings from the endowment will be gifted to WKU to enhance the Jerry E. Baker Student Scholarship Fund, which was initially created through a direct bequest by Baker. The scholarship...

Kentucky Arts Council accepting applications for folk and traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant

The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications until Feb. 15 for the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant. This $3,000 grant helps master folk artists teach the skills, practices and culture of Kentucky’s living traditional arts to less experienced artists who are part of the same community. Master artists and apprentices must apply together and both be residents of Kentucky. A...

UK dance minors ‘Capture Momentum’ in winter concert at Guignol Theatre

UK Dance Ensemble (Photo by Dana Rogers, UK Theatre)   Capitalizing on the growth of the dance program at the university, dance students of the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will leap into the semester with “Capture Momentum,” the program’s fourth annual dance concert, Jan. 30–Feb. 1, at Guignol Theatre.   “Capture Momentum” includes performances by UK...