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This podcast is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. On the podcast we’ll talk about arts council programs, speak with the artists from across the state and explore topics important to the arts community in Kentucky.

Jun 17, 2020

You may not have known that award-winning Kentucky writer Maurice Manning has been the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist. The spot on the arts council homepage usually reserved for the featured artist has been used to communicate valuable COVID-19 related resources for artists and arts organizations throughout the...


Jun 3, 2020

Phyllis George at the 2002 Kentucky Crafted Market.

We're paying tribute to former Kentucky First Lady Phyllis George, who died last month at the age of 70. Phyllis was integral to starting what is now known as the Kentucky Crafted arts marketing program. Our guests, Mary Reed, Fran Redmon, Tim Hall and Judy Geagley, each have their own personal reflections on...


Apr 7, 2020

Kentucky Poets Laureate Jeff Worley, George Ella Lyon and Richard Taylor

It's Poetry Month across the country and it's also the month we celebrate Kentucky Writers' Day, April 24. On this episode, Kentucky Arts Council staff member Tamara Coffey talks literature, self-isolation and inspiration with current Kentucky Poet Laureate Jeff Worley and former poets laureate George Ella Lyon and...


Dec 24, 2018

Tom Musgrave, Kentucky Arts Council communications director, and Chris Cathers, interim executive director chat about how the podcast came about, behind the scenes stuff at the Kentucky Arts Council and some initiatives involving art as therapy for Kentucky's military veterans.

We also discuss work in the arts council's...


Dec 14, 2018

Just a chance to dip your toe into the Kentucky Arts Council's monthly podcast, KyArtsCast.