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Ky. Foundation for Women awards more than $54,000 in grants to feminist artists, arts organizations

The Kentucky Foundation for Women gave one-time grants for feminist artists and arts organizations to use their artmaking to build power for women and girls and inspire action towards a future democracy grounded in equity and inclusive engagement. The grants were offered in addition to KFW’s regular grant programs. Ten grants totaling $54,508 were given. “These artists will help change the stories...

Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants for individual artists and organizations

In an effort to explore essential questions about our democracy, the Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are creating art that inspires action towards building power for women and girls, sharing power among and within your communities and wielding power towards fulfilling the promise of an...

Kentucky Foundation for Women honors feminists with 2018 Firestarters award presentations

Kentucky Foundation for Women is pleased to celebrate four remarkable young feminist artists as our 2018 Firestarters. Mackenzie Fraley, 20, Bri Harlan, 25, Jeri Katherine Howell, 24 and Lacey Trautwein, 22, are the recipients of KFW’s fourth Firestarter Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Sunday, September 23th at Hopscotch House. The...

Kentucky Foundation for Women to honor Paducah’s Betty Dobson with 2018 Sallie Bingham Award

The Kentucky Foundation for Women announced Betty Dobson has been named winner of the 2018 Sallie Bingham Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Sunday, September 23th at Hopscotch House. Dobson was selected for her tireless work preserving and interpreting African American history at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah. Dobson co-founded the...

Participants Selected for Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 2018 Summer Residency Program

KFW has selected residents for the 2018 Summer Residency Program, which will take place from June 10 to June 16, 2018, with the aim of connecting artists to further social change. The program is held at Hopscotch House, KFW’s retreat center, and is open to visual, media, and performing artists. Founded in 2006, the SRP encourages women to advance their artistic development, participate in building...

Kentucky Foundation for Women honors Lexington artist Nichae with third Firestarter Award

Kentucky Foundation for Women announced Amani Nichae is the recipient of KFW’s third Firestarter Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Saturday, Sept. 24th at Hopscotch House. The Firestarter Award honors a young woman who shows meaningful promise in developing as a feminist social change artist, and whose work has the potential to create...

Kentucky Foundation for Women names Judi Jennings recipient of 2017 Sallie Bingham Award

Kentucky Foundation for Women has announced Judi Jennings as the recipient of the 2017 Sallie Bingham Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Sunday, September 24th at Hopscotch House. Dr. Jennings was selected for her work advancing art for social change both nationally and statewide and for her integral role in putting Kentucky at the forefront...

Everyday Heroes: Poor health took away much, but love of writing returned more

Dr. Judi Jennings, executive director of Kentucky Foundation for Women, left, with Trish Ayers at a celebration honoring Ayers as the 2011 recipient of the Sallie Bingham Award. (Photo from Silver Creek Writers)   This story is included in Steve Flairty’s 2008 book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes.   By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Even when award-winning photographer...