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Arts and Humanities
4:35 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Fund for the Arts Honors Arts Council Chair with Leadership Award

Todd Lowe with Fund for the Arts president and CEO Barbara Sexton Smith and Kendrick Riggs of Stoll Keenon Ogden.
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Kentucky Arts Council chair Todd Lowe is the recipient of the 2012 James Welch, Sr. Arts Leadership Award. Lowe was honored by the Fund for the Arts Saturday night at the opening of Louisville Ballet’s “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” for his commitment to volunteer arts leadership.

Praising the broad reach of his work and leadership in Louisville and across the Commonwealth, Fund for the Arts president and CEO Barbara Sexton Smith says Lowe is “the quintessential servant leader.”  

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Arts Council Will Match Power2Give Funds Again

The Kentucky Arts Council announced today that they will continue to match funds raised by arts organizations through the online project crowdfunding platform Power2Give. The council will match funds, up to $10,000 per project, in fiscal year 2013.

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Arts and Humanities
5:43 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Allan Cowen Signs New Contract with U of L

The University of Louisville has signed a new one-year contract with former Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen. Cowen is exploring partnerships between the university and the arts community. 

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9:30 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Fund for the Arts President Barbara Sexton Smith on Funding Priorities

Fund for the Arts President and CEO, Barbara Sexton Smith, joined WFPL's Erin Kean on Friday's Byline to talk about the evolution of the organization and its funding priorities.


Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Fund for the Arts Names Smith President, CEO

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The Fund for the Arts board of directors announced today their unanimous decision to approve Barbara Sexton Smith as president and CEO of the organization. The decision follows a year-long search to replace former president Allan Cowen.

In a statement, board president David Calzi said the board was committed to finding the best candidate during their year-long search.

“Over the last twelve months it became increasingly clear that the right candidate was already leading the charge,” he said.

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