The Kentucky Foundation for Women (KFW) encourages positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts. KFW annually awards $200,000 in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 to individuals and small organizations through two annual grant programs, Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism. Since 1985 KFW has distributed over $5,000,000.
This PlaceStories Project on the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture is dedicated to mapping the past three years of KFW supported artists and activists that are creating change in rural Kentucky. These projects show the diversity of cultural programming produced by and for women and girls across the state. The stories of these women illustrate the power of art to enrich communities.
When women and girls advance, so does Kentucky.
For more information about the Kentucky Foundation for Women and their programs, visit http://kfw.org or find them on Facebook.
This project was supported in part by the Center for Rural Strategies. For more information on the Center for Rural Strategies, visit http://www.ruralstrategies.org/.
** “If These Hills Could Talk,” the tile mural pictured above, is installed at The Godbey Appalachian Center, Southeast Community & Technical College in Cumberland, KY. The mural was created through the collaborative efforts of students and community members working with three artists, including Louisville visual artist Joyce Ogden supported by a grant from KFW. Here is a link to more information about the mural.
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