Arts and Humanities
10:45 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Arts Council Announces Arts Partnership Grants

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $600,000 to Jefferson County arts groups for the next fiscal year. The Kentucky Arts Partnership grant is an annual statewide program that funds operational support for nonprofit arts groups. This year, the arts council awarded more than $1.7 million to 104 groups across Kentucky that provide year-round arts programs for the public. 

In Jefferson County, 25 arts groups received operational support. The organizations range from large, established organizations like Actors Theatre of Louisville ($119,849) to smaller groups like chamber music ensemble Bourbon Baroque ($2,626). Funding is based on the organization's operating revenues and determined through a  panel review. 

Here's a breakdown of Jefferson County organizations and state funding amounts for fiscal year 2013: 

Actors Theatre of Louisville $119,849
Speed Art Museum (Specific funding is contingent upon Kentucky Arts Council evaluation of information regarding public programming for the period during which the museum will be closed for renovations.)
The Louisville Orchestra $80,269
Louisville Ballet $73,913
Stage One Family Theatre $57,514
Fund for the Arts $66,918
Kentucky Opera Association $54,487
Walden Theatre $22,264
Louisville Visual Art Association $20,645
Kentucky Shakespeare $25,512
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft $35,445
The Clifton Center $9,557
Sarabande Books $22,632
Crane House $20,039
VOICES of Kentuckiana $5,821
Portland Museum $15,785
The Louisville Youth Choir $6,832
Louisville Youth Orchestra $11,142
Looking For Lilith $3,797
Squallis Puppeteers $2,922
The Louisville Chorus $2,058
Choral Arts Society $3,482
Creative Diversity Studio $1,938
Bourbon Baroque $2,626
Louisville Literary Arts $1,000