Kentucky Arts Council awarded $746,500 in funding
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to the Kentucky Arts Council.
A news release from the state council says its funding is included in the latest round of state partnership agreement grants and is for the 2017 fiscal year budget. The $746,500 award represents a 5 percent increase from 2016 funding.
The federal agency will award $125,000 to several Kentucky projects.
They include $70,000 to the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman for two projects, $10,000 to Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Folklife Program and Cumberland Gap National Park to place a folklorist in the park, $20,000 to Appalshop in Whitesburg, $10,000 to Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington and $15,000 to Pioneer School of Drama in Danville.
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