Eight professional artists have been added to the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artists Directory to work with educators to design and implement quality arts education programs in Kentucky schools.

The directory features artists from various disciplines. It connects schools and educators with artists who produce high-quality work and who can assist in the creation of arts programming in schools around the state.

Artists added to the directory, with county of residence, are: Marcus Wilkerson, Fayette; Megan Sauter, Franklin; Erin Fitzgerald, Jefferson; Karen Dieruf, Jefferson; Dane Hosler, Madison; Smitha Paily, Oldham; Robert Martin, Rockcastle; and Sue Massek, Washington.

Any Kentucky school applying for funds through KAC’s Teaching Art Together Grant is required to work with an artist listed in the directory. The next Teaching Arts Together deadline is Oct. 1 for residencies January – June 2015. For information on applying for a residency, contact Jean St. John, KAC arts education director, at (502) 564-3757, ext. 486 or jean.stjohn@ky.gov. For more information about the Teaching Artists Directory, visit the website.