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Dayton Artist Awarded Grant to Create New Play with Music

The Kentucky Foundation for Women awarded 56 Artist Enrichment grants totaling $115,000 to Kentucky feminist artists and arts organizations that it identified as committed to creating positive social change throughout the state.

One grant was awarded to a Northern Kentucky artist, Hannah Gregory of Dayton.

KFW’s Artist Enrichment grants provide opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to develop their skills and abilities to make art that advances social justice in Kentucky. Applicants may request funds to participate in artist residencies, explore new areas or techniques, and/or build a body of work.

75 applications were submitted.

“These artists are building their expertise and creating new ways to explore issues fundamental to the well-being of women in Kentucky. Using dance, theater, art, writing, movement and music these artists break barriers and build awareness to create social change. KFW is proud to support the development of artists across the state,” said Sharon LaRue, executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Gregory was awarded $1,300 to work on an original play with music that follows the journey of a woman's miscarriage and subsequent independence as a female vigilante. The project will provide an opportunity for her to develop multilayered female characters, a news release said. The play will create dialogue about miscarriage and other taboo subjects that affect women.

-Staff report