NEA chair highlights arts in eastern Kentucky
Jane Chu is chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts. On Tuesday, she visited the Dulcimer Project at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, and Appalshop, an arts center in Whitesburg.
The NEA has invested $300,000 in the effort to revitalize Appalachian Kentucky through arts. The agency’s grants have funded a dulcimer workshop in Hindman, a mural and multimedia walking tour of coal history in Jenkins, filmmaking training for high school students in Appalachia, theater productions and traditional music training.