(AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $200,000 to eight Kentucky arts organizations, part of 1,126 grants awarded nationwide totaling more than $27.7 million.
The grants come in the NEA's first round of grants for fiscal year 2016.
Among the Kentucky recipients is Danville's Community Arts Center, which the Kentucky Arts Council said received an NEA Challenge America grant.
The Danville project involves a coordinated series of printmaking events for teens in rural, central Kentucky. The Challenge America category offers $10,000 matching grants for projects that carry arts to underserved populations.
Others receiving grants are Berea College and Actors Theatre of Louisville, $50,000 each; Sarabande Books, Louisville, $35,000; Stage One: The Louisville Children's Theatre, $25,000; and Central Music Academy of Lexington, Louisville Orchestra and Appalshop in Whitesburg, $10,000 each.