8 Kentucky arts organizations receive national grants

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $200,000 to eight Kentucky arts organizations, part of 1,126 grants awarded nationwide totaling more than $27.7 million.

The grants come in the NEA’s first round of grants for fiscal year 2016.

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Among the Kentucky recipients is Danville’s Community Arts Center, which the Kentucky Arts Council said received an NEA Challenge America grant.

The Danville project involves a coordinated series of printmaking events for teens in rural, central Kentucky. The Challenge America category offers $10,000 matching grants for projects that carry arts to underserved populations.

Others receiving grants are Berea College and Actors Theatre of Louisville, $50,000 each; Sarabande Books, Louisville, $35,000; Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre, $25,000; and Central Music Academy of Lexington, Louisville Orchestra and Appalshop in Whitesburg, $10,000 each.


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