Arts Council Awards Grants for Senior Programs
The Kentucky Arts Council awarded more than $50,000 in grants to six organizations to provide “creative aging and lifelong learning” arts programs for Kentucky’s senior citizens. The Arts Access Assistance grants were created last fall to support programming for specific under-served groups. The first fiscal year of funding will support programs for the state’s senior citizens.
Twenty agencies applied for funding, and the Arts Council awarded funds to six nonprofits, including Louisville-based Kentucky Office for Refugees and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The Jewish Community Center of Louisville’s Accessible Arts project will receive $10,000 to diversify its curriculum.
“By culture, the Jewish people have always been supportive of arts, so we already had a very strong arts component to all of our senior programming,” says development and outreach director Lenae Price. “Hopefully, what we’ll be able to do is bring in some more seniors that haven’t been impacted by our programming in the past.”