FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2020) — State arts leaders gathered Feb. 21 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state’s livelihood. 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.
The Kentucky Arts Council presented Owensboro Symphony Orchestra with a check for $19,352, a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded by the arts council in July 2019. The funding awarded to Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is part of $1.2 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2020 fiscal year.
“Kentucky has excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide year-round arts experiences in their communities,” said Chris Cathers, arts council executive director. “The state arts agency is proud to partner with Owensboro Symphony Orchestra to ensure the arts are made available to enrich the lives of all Kentuckians.”
KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.
For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Arts Council’s website.
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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.