13 Schools receive Kentucky Arts Council grants for artist residencies

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11th February, 2016

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13 Schools receive Kentucky Arts Council grants for artist residencies

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thirteen schools across the Commonwealth will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during this school year. Nine of the schools are in the SOAR region.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows Kentucky teachers to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory to design and implement one- to four-week residencies.

Schools receiving Teaching Art Together grants, including county and amount, are:

  • Barbourville City School, Knox, $1,200
  • Boston School, Nelson, $600
  • Cumberland County Elementary School, Cumberland, $600
  • Flat Lick Elementary School, Knox, $1,200
  • Hacker Elementary School, Clay, $600
  • Harrison County Middle School, Harrison, $1,200
  • Jackson County Middle School, Jackson, $1,200
  • Lloyd McGuffey Sixth Grade Center, Lincoln, $600
  • Lynn Camp Schools, Knox, $600
  • Paces Creek Elementary, Clay, $600
  • Sand Gap Elementary School, Jackson, $1,800
  • Wellington Elementary, Fayette, $1,200
  • Wright Elementary, Shelby, $2,400

The deadline to apply for fall 2016 residencies is April 15.

More information about the Teaching Art Together grant can be found on the arts council website or by contacting Jean St. John, arts council arts education director, at jean.stjohn@ky.gov or 502-564-3757 ext. 486.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments 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. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.

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