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Schools, teachers can apply for transportation grants from Kentucky Arts Council

Monday, 08 26, 2013

Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky schools and teachers interested in taking arts-related field trips this fall may apply for assistance with transportation costs through the Kentucky Arts Council's TranspARTation Grant.

Any Kentucky public or private school supporting grades pre-K through 12 may apply. Grants are awarded based on mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary. There is a minimum grant amount of $100.

The grant deadlines for fiscal year 2014 are:

  • Sept. 1, 2013
  • Dec. 1, 2013
  • March 1, 2014

"The TranspARTation Grant allows many of Kentucky's schoolchildren to experience the arts by facilitating travel to and from an event," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "This is a popular program and one the arts council is proud we can continue to support."

Schools must attend activities at one of several pre-approved arts venues. Participating arts organizations demonstrate appropriate arts programming and the ability to provide supplemental educational materials to teachers and schools.

The Sept. 1 application deadline applies to field trips that will occur between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. TranspARTation grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. View guidelines and find an application form online at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/TranspARTation.htm. For more information about the TranspARTation grant, contact Jean St. John, arts education director, at jean.stjohn@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 486.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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