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April 3, 2014

Arts education grant available to Ky. teachers

FRANKFORT — Teachers interested in partnering with professional artists to incorporate unique arts opportunities into their curriculum can apply for a Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Art Together grant by April 15.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the commonwealth to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Directory to design and implement one- to four-week residencies. The residencies can cover a multitude of topics and mediums, but are established to help teachers incorporate arts into the curriculum long after the residency has ended.

“Teaching Art Together grants allow teachers and artists to bring art into the classroom in a real and educational way,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “The residencies provide hands-on experience in the classroom that may not have been available otherwise.”

The Teaching Art Together grant guidelines and application can be found on the arts council website. For more information about applying, call Jean St. John, arts education director, at (502) 564-8110, ext. 486 or email her at jean.stjohn@ky.gov.

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