The Kentucky Arts Council will conduct a forum this week in Lexington on arts advocacy.

Spokesperson Ed Lawrence says two representatives of the National Symphony Orchestra—Conductor Hugh Wolff and Executive Director Rita Shapiro—will join the discussion. The orchestra is in the midst of an eight-day Kentucky residency.

“We are especially encouraging arts administrators and people that are involved with small arts organizations to see how they can get the community more involved in making the case for why the organization deserves their support,” Lawrence said.

The forum is free an open to the public. It begins at 10:00am Wednesday at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."