BCM Named Grant Recipient by Kentucky Arts Council
Today, representatives from Behringer-Crawford Museum joined their peers from other arts groups in the Commonwealth to celebrate the wonderful world of the arts in the Commonwealth and its impact on all Kentuckians during Arts Day in Kentucky in Frankfort.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is among 91 arts organizations across the state to receive a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council for fiscal year 2016.
This Arts Day is particularly special for Behringer-Crawford Museum because it comes during the 50th anniversary year of the establishment of the arts council by the Kentucky General Assembly.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests a large portion of its funding in arts organizations across the state through the KAP program. The grants provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that offer year-round arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public.
Behringer-Crawford Museum works diligently to offer diverse cultural experiences and participation in the arts for the people of Northern Kentucky and the surrounding region. The support we receive from the Kentucky Arts Council helps us provide arts programming and arts education to benefit residents and visitors alike.
The funding Behringer-Crawford Museum received from the Kentucky Arts Council is invested in the community in many ways. These funds generate local, state and federal tax revenue and stimulate the local economy through the purchase of goods and services locally. The museum works with local restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and business supply companies, as well as purchase advertising and other services.
In the previous fiscal year, Behringer-Crawford Museum received $11,895 from the Kentucky Arts Council. Here is a rundown of how Behringer-Crawford Museum leveraged those funds:
- Generated $50,303 in municipal, state and federal taxes.
- Served 35,672 people from NKY and surrounding areas.
- Provided arts education experiences to 8,225 of young people from 49 schools.
- Provided 5 full-time, 3 part-time and 2 contract for service positions.
- During the same time period Behringer-Crawford Museum was one of 102 Kentucky arts organizations that helped provide more than 5.8 million arts experiences and more than 1.3 million arts education experiences for the people of the Commonwealth.
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