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Art Grant Workshop

In KY Proactive Community Art Groups, Workshops on August 20, 2011 at 2:31 am

Tuesday, August 23 · 10:00am – 5:30pm

Grant Seeking Workshop – Find Funding for your Organization

RSVP is required, but the workshop is free and open to the public
The Community Arts Program at Hanover College
In Regional Arts Partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission
On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. The Community Arts Program at Hanover College brings arts and cultural opportunities to southeastern Indiana with student and professional performances and exhibits on the historic Hanover College campus.
Serving Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, & Washington Counties
As government funding for the arts shrinks and foundations receive more funding applications, it’s more important than ever to prepare competitive grant packages.
This day-long workshop will cover where to seek funding in our Region for arts-related activities how to figure out what a funder “really wants” how to prepare a budget and a project assessment that sets you up for additional funding how to write a persuasive narrative that gets the funder as excited as you are about your project
Three opportunities; three locations:
May 23rd—Hanover College in Jefferson County
June 6th—Arts Council of Southern Indiana in Floyd County
August 23rd—Arts Council of Southern Indiana
The workshop will be conducted by Geoffrey Weiss, Grants Development Officer for the Rivers Institute at Hanover College. Dr. Weiss has over ten years experience teaching grant writing with the University of Kentucky Medical School and was most recently the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America School Collaboration grant.
The Regional Arts Partnership is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Indiana Arts Commission and the Community Arts Program at Hanover College is sponsoring a series of workshops for Region 12 artists and arts organizations.
Grant Seeking Workshop—Find Funding for Your Arts Organization
Region 12 seeks volunteers to serve on our Regional Advisory Committee. Help set the direction of the arts in southeastern Indiana.
For more information contact Geoffrey Weiss: or 812.866.749

Go Handmade for the Holidays with the Louisville Female Art Collective

In Good Deals, Kentucky Artist, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on December 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm

The Louisville Female Art Collective offers unique handmade items made be female artists. Their mission is to support female entrepreneurship and create community through the arts. Here are some of my favorite things that I found on their website. They have FREE SHIPPING going on right now!

Brass Lace Necklace, $27


Skinny Beer Tie, $33


Polaroid Greeting Card Boxed Set, 5 cards with envelopes for $12

Shop handmade this holiday season!

Visual Arts Grapvine

In Art Organizations, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on September 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Visual Arts Grapevine was started by a group of artists who want to build a network of resources for Fine Arts. Their goal is to inspire conversations about the arts, events, awards, galleries and artist opportunities, as well as share with each other best practices for incorporating new media into our art business. “Like” them on Facebook here.

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park is this Weekend!

In Kentucky Art Fairs, Kentucky Artist, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on August 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

The Woodland Art Fair is Lexington’s largest free outdoor cultural event, and it’s taking place this weekend! Don’t miss out on great food, live music, family activities, and (most importantly) over 200 juried artists that will be exhibiting and selling their work. Open Saturday, August 21st from 10a-6p and Sunday, August 22nd from 10a-5p.

A Kentucky Arts Magazine

In Kentucky Artist, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on July 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Arts Across Kentucky is a quarterly four-color magazine dedicated to promoting the arts in and around the state. Published as a non-profit project, each issue is replete with articles and information about two-and three-dimensional visual artists; musicians and musical groups of all kinds; individual vocalists and singing ensembles; fiction writers, poets, and storytellers; regional and international travel and cuisine; and arts-related organizations of many different sizes.

Check it out!

Kentucky Foundation for Women

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on July 14, 2010 at 2:11 am

The mission of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts. When women and girls advance, so does Kentucky.

KFW carries out this mission through:

Two Grant Programs: Each year the Foundation awards $200,000 to feminist artists and social change organizations in Kentucky through two grant programs: Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism.

Residencies and Retreats for women and girls: Hopscotch House Retreat and Residency Center is a KFW program that serves women and girls in Kentucky by providing a supportive setting for feminist artists and activists to create, connect, and convene.

The KFW Hot Flash: E-News for Everyone: Weekly and Special Edition emails include announcements, opportunities, and action steps.

Creating and sharing resources about feminism and social change: Check out the KFW Feminist Timeline. Have fun taking the Women’s History Quiz to test your knowledge. If you don’t know all the answers, don’t worry, see the Answers to the Women’s History Quiz, and learn more about our foremothers. If you visit Hopscotch House, be sure to spend time in the Library there, which offers a wide variety of websites, books, articles, and artwork on feminism and activism.

Although KFW focuses on Kentucky, you can participate in feminist art and social change wherever you live!

A Filmmakers Exhibit…

In Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on July 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Film Exhibit  December 15, 2010: This is a solo show for 4  weeks, from 12/15 – 01/o5.  Film for this exhibit has to be a minimum of 5 mins.  no longer than 15 mins. in length; film must be sociology based on the following topics: Enviromental Issues, Social Equality or Cultural Diversity. There is no entry fee for this exhibit. For more information and to  enter, email K.A.S. at  .

Call for Entries…

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Charities Seeking Art Supplies, Kentucky Art Exhibits, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on July 9, 2010 at 1:47 am

Black & White Exhibit October 29, 2010 :
Call to Artist for all styles of Black & White Art. This includes, but not limited to charcoal drawing, Lithograph, Photography and other mediums of black & white art. To enter visit . $5.00 of an entry fee goes to Kentucky Art Speaks to support artistic expression in communities in Kentucky.
 Submission deadline: August 28, 2010

Louisville Visual Artists Collective

In Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on July 9, 2010 at 1:42 am

LVAC provides a template for artists and art lovers conducive to artistic dialogue. Cozy and laid-back in nature, the building showcases a wide variety of studios ranging from private to open, lending to any medium beginning at $150 a month. In addition, studio artists are able to host exhibitions in the spacious gallery soon to be located on the FAT Trolley Hop. Other ammenities include wi-fi and 24 hour access.

 For more information contact LVAC at