FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council is sponsoring workshops Jan. 24-25 in western Kentucky for visual, craft and performing artists.

Two workshops – one for performing artists and one for visual and craft artists – will be held each day. Topics for performing artists include programs available through the arts council, marketing and promotional tips and an open panel discussion with professionals about working in the performing arts arena. Workshops for visual and craft artists include an overview of the Kentucky Crafted program and how to apply for it, and grants available to Kentucky artists.

“Kentucky artists interested in applying for arts council grants or those looking for new ideas to expand their careers should consider joining us to learn about the opportunities available for them through the arts council,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council.

The schedule is as follows (all times Central):

  • Performing artist workshops – 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, The Carson Center, Paducah
  • Visual and craft artist workshops – 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 24, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville; 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Jan. 25, The Carson Center, Paducah

Workshops are free and open to any interested artist. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Opportunities/WorkshopsJan2013.htm.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is located at 2000 College Drive, Madisonville. The Carson Center is located at 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah.

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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