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Eastern Kentucky Arts Project (EKAP)
11 Sep 2013
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The Eastern Kentucky Arts Project (EKAP) traveled 2075 miles in rural Eastern Kentucky recording the life stories of twenty women artists (ages 24-77), who are using the arts to build community.  Their activism encompasses diverse issues (substance abuse, women’s health, the environment, domestic violence, war and posttraumatic stress, economic development, youth access to the arts) and they work in a range of media (from stone masonry to comic books, quilting to ceramics).  See their art and hear them speak at the EKAP website and follow what is happening in their neck of the woods at the EKAP Facebook page!

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The artist or arts organization telling this story was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. KFW is based on the belief that when women and girls advance, so does Kentucky. For more information about the foundation and the social change artmaking being done by the individuals and organizations it supports, visit www.kfw.org." 

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Art Design Documentary Film Found Art Journalism Multimedia Non-Fiction Painting Photography Sculpture Challenges Community Cross-Cultural Culture Empowerment Folklore Gender Health Heritage Justice Preservation Recovery Rural-Urban Senior Citizens Traditional Women Youth Activism Interview/Profile Project/Initiative Research/Survey Appalachia Southeast Activist Craftsperson Organizer Visual Artist
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