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Lexington’s Derek Feldman receives Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship

Singer and songwriter Derek Feldman of Lexington received the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship for 2020. The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship is a $7,500 unrestricted award given to a Kentucky artist who has achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work. For the 2020 fiscal year, the fellowship was awarded for songwriting. Feldman, a singer, songwriter...

Kentucky Arts Council honors 16 artists with Al Smith Fellowships, five with Emerging Arts Awards

Sixteen Kentucky artists have been awarded $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council for exemplifying excellence in their respective creative disciplines. The prestigious award, named in honor of former arts council board chair and Kentucky journalist Al Smith, recognizes professional artists who have reached a high level of achievement in their careers. Since its...

Campbellsville professor David Harrity to receive emerging artist award from Kentucky Arts Council

David Harrity, assistant professor of English at Campbellsville University’s Louisville Education Center, has been selected to receive an Emerging Artist Award in literature from the Kentucky Arts Council. This award is given to professional artists who create original work and are in the initial ten years of their art career. David Harrity, assistant professor of English at Campbellsville University’s...

Applications open until Feb. 16 for Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith fellowship, Emerging Artist Award

Applications are being accepted by the Kentucky Arts Council for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and the Emerging Artist Award for individual artists. The current application cycle is open to writers of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, and choreographers. The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship program supports Kentucky artists engaged in creating work of high quality and recognizes...

Applications being accepted by Kentucky Arts Council for two cash writer, artist fellowships

Applications are being accepted by the Kentucky Arts Council for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and the Emerging Artist Award for individual artists. The current application cycle is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenplays and plays.   The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship program supports Kentucky artists engaged in creating work of high quality and recognizes...