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Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN) Consultancy

Grants to Kentucky Arts Organizations,
Groups, and Artists for Technical Assistance

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Kentucky Arts Council

Deadline Date:

12/15/17 4:30 PM ET Delivery; or Postmarked by Date


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Grants valued at $400 to Kentucky arts organizations, community groups, and qualifying individual artists to receive technical assistance for arts-related activities. The grant will cover a six-hour consultation for assistance with activities such as marketing and promotions, grant writing, board development, strategic planning, and festival planning.

Advisors from the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network Directory will be matched with organizations and artists to facilitate problem-solving, planning and needs assessment. Artists may apply for consultancies to assist with professional development. Consultancies of up to six hours of on-site contact may be scheduled for one day or over a period of time.

The Kentucky Arts Council will pay the consultancy fee for approved applications. Grants of $400 for a six-hour consultancy are paid directly to the approved advisors. The applicants are responsible for the advisor's travel, meals and lodging expenses (if necessary), as well as incidental costs such as photocopying, long-distance phone calls and postage (if necessary).

-Provide technical assistance to arts organizations.
-Provide program development for community groups incorporating the arts.
-Provide professional support to artists in arts council programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176307

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants provide $400 for a six-hour consultancy.

Term of Contract:

Consultancies may take place between January 15 and June 15, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Kentucky Peer Advisory Network is open to arts organizations, community groups and eligible individual artists interested in arts-related technical assistance. The applicant must be a Kentucky resident, a Kentucky organization or serve Kentuckians in a significant manner.

Artists eligible for a KPAN consultancy must be in one of the following Kentucky Arts Council programs: Architectural Artists Directory, Teaching Artists Directory, Performing Arts Directory, Kentucky Crafted Program, Al Smith Fellowship Program or Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Pre-Application Information:

Program Guidelines:

FY2017 Fall Timeline:
-Application Open: April 15, 2017
-Application Close: June 15, 2017
-Applicant Notification: by July 15, 2017
-Consultancy May Begin: July 15, 2017
-Consultancy Must End: December 15, 2017

FY2017 Spring Timeline:
-Application Open: October 15, 2017
-Application Close: December 15, 2017
-Applicant Notification: by January 15, 2018
-Consultancy May Begin: January 15, 2018
-Consultancy Must End: June 15, 2018

Applications can be submitted anytime during the application window (April 15, 2017 – June 15, 2017 or Oct. 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017). Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2017 or Dec. 15, 2017, or hand-delivered to the Kentucky Arts Council no later than 4:30 PM Eastern time on the deadline date to be eligible for their respective consultancy period.

Access the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network Director here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sarah Schmitt, Community Arts and Access Director
Phone: 502-892-3116
Toll Free: 888-833-2787

Kentucky Arts Council
500 Mero St., Suite 2100
Frankfort, KY 40601

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USA: Kentucky