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Rep. Adkins Presents Grant to Rowan County Arts Center on Arts Day

Kentucky Arts Council

State arts leaders gathered Feb. 24 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.

Rep. Rocky Adkins presented the Rowan County Arts Center with a check for $2,089 for a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded by the arts council in July 2016. The funding awarded to Rowan County Arts Center is part of $1.3 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2017 fiscal year.

“Kentucky has excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide year-round arts experiences in their communities,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, arts council executive director. “The state arts agency is proud to partner with Rowan County Arts Center 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.


Pictured, from left: Mary Michael Corbett, Kentucky Arts Council board chair; Joy Brown, Morehead Tourism Commission executive director; Ashley Gilliam, Rowan County Arts Center director; and Lydia Bailey Brown, arts council executive director.