Kentucky Arts Council hosting workshops on its grants, programs

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The Kentucky Arts Council is offering informational workshops throughout Kentucky in November for artists, teachers, community members and other arts shareholders interested in learning how to apply for grants, get involved with programs and otherwise work in partnership with the state arts agency.

Arts council staff members will discuss and answer questions about the arts council’s Al Smith Individual Artists Fellowship, Emerging Artist Award, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant, Performing Artists Directory. They will also talk about various arts education grant, program and directory opportunities, such as Teaching Art Together, Arts First Aid, Showcasing the Arts, Specialists With Arts Tactics, TranspARTation and the Teaching Artists Directory.

The workshops for the Al Smith Fellowship and Emerging Artist Award will focus on the literary arts, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting.

Here is the schedule of workshops and programs to be discussed:

  • Nov. 13 – Morehead, Rowan County Arts Center (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)
  • Nov. 13 – Ashland, Boyd County Public Library, Kyova branch (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)
  • Nov. 16 – Elizabethtown, Hardin County Public Library (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)
  • Nov. 16 – Louisville, Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)
  • Nov. 20 – Lexington, Lexington Public Library, Main Branch (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Teaching Artists Directory, arts education grants)
  • Nov. 28 – Madisonville, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)
  • Nov. 28 – Paducah, The Carson Center (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)
  • Nov. 29 – Cadiz, John L. Street Public Library (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)
  • Nov. 29 – Bowling Green, Warren County Public Library, Main Branch (Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artists Award, Performing Artists Directory)

Visit the Kentucky Arts Council website or email Tamara Coffey for more information.

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