FRANKFORT, Ky. – Representatives of Louisville arts organizations gathered Jan. 28 in Frankfort for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual meeting that fosters discussions in the Commonwealth’s arts community about the state of the arts industry in Kentucky. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

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Pictured, from left: Mary Michael Corbett, Kentucky Arts Council board member; Sen. Jeff Donahue; Rep. Mary Lou Marzian; and Claire Simms

Louisville’s 26 Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) organizations received a combined $724,698 in grant awards. The funds were awarded by the arts council in July 2013 through the KAP program. The funding is part of $1.8 million the arts council awarded to 102 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2014 fiscal year.

“Kentucky is fortunate to have excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide arts experiences to audiences in their communities and visitors alike,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “The state arts agency is proud to partner with Louisville’s arts organizations to ensure the arts are made available to all Kentuckians.”

KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky. For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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