Promoting the value of the arts and arts education for all Kentuckians

Kentuckians for the Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) arts advocacy organization.

Our vision is to advance a creative Commonwealth.

KFTA Diversity and
Inclusion Statement

KFTA Leadership and Board



Funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from Americans for the Arts.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency,    provides American Rescue Plan funds to Kentuckians for the Arts with federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ARPA Funds for Arts

Legislative Funding Update

Kentucky's legislature allocated $75 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to help Kentucky nonprofits recover from the losses incurred because of COVID.

Nonprofit arts organizations are eligible to apply for this funding. The funding will be administered by the Public Protection Cabinet.

The application process is TBA. Watch this spot and the KFTA Facebook page for updates.

Local ARPA Funding

States and counties across Kentucky are currently deciding how to spend million of dollars in ARPA funding they received directly. These decisions will be made locally, not at the state level.

Arts organizations and arts small businesses are eligible. Watch the recent KFTA webinar featuring Pam Thomas of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy to find out more about how to tap into this significant funding source.

Kentuckians for the Arts is  a central communication hub for all artists, arts organizations, and arts educators across the Commonwealth, offering support and advocacy for the arts with a unified voice.

Become a member

We invite all individuals and organizations who support the arts to become members of Kentuckians for the Arts. The strength of our advocacy will be increased with each new membership. We have membership levels for all so please join us and become a part of the team. Contributions such as annual dues and donations to the organization are tax-deductible.

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