FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.2 million in operating support to 91 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2016 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program. The Mountain Arts Center (MAC) of Prestonsburg is among the recipients of the award. The MAC received $16,680.
The KAP program provides nonprofit arts organizations with unrestricted operating support to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.
“KAP organizations are the backbone of the state’s arts infrastructure and primarily provide arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council. “These arts organizations provide many functions in the communities where they are located, including arts programming and resources, arts education and opportunities for residents to directly participate in the arts.”
The competitive grants are awarded annually.
Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky, located in Hindman, received $8,742.
Artists Collaborative Theatre, of Pike County, received $2,785.