The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking applications for its Kentucky Arts Partnership Grant Program to provide support for the general operating costs of Kentucky arts and cultural organizations whose primary mission is to provide Kentuckians with year-round arts programming.
The purpose of the Kentucky Arts Partnership Grant Program is to ensure year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky by providing operating support to arts organizations.
- To develop and maintain strong arts organizations.
- To increase arts participation statewide.
- To promote diverse arts and culture.
- To help build an efficient arts delivery system across the state.
Nonprofit arts organizations are eligible to apply if they:
- have had their existing federal tax exemption number for at least one year prior to applying for the FY2022 Kentucky Arts Partnership,
- will operate off that federal tax exemption number for the application grant period, and
- received a direct grant award from the Kentucky Arts Council through the Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program within the past three fiscal years.
- Internal programs of academic institutions and state or other agencies supported primarily with state or federal funds are ineligible.
- Kentucky Arts Partnership grant funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Purchase of equipment, property, library holdings or acquisitions
- Capital improvements, facility construction, structural renovations and restorations
- Publications or recordings for commercial purposes
- Scholarships or other activities related to academic credit or degrees
- Activities intended primarily for fundraising
- Food, beverages or other refreshments
- Requests designed to reduce or eliminate existing deficits
- Interest on loans, fines, penalties and/or litigation costs
- Expenses incurred before the starting date of the period covered in the grant request
- Investments of any kind
- Performances not available to the general public
- Programs that have sectarian purposes
- Indirect costs unless 1) per a current federally-negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (official documentation required), or 2) “de minimus” indirect costs not to exceed 10 percent of total modified direct cost
- The application of new artistic work to historic buildings or structures unless approved by the state historic preservation office as being in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
For more information, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/Creative/KAPguidelines.htm