The Blue Moon is published bi-monthly by the Kentucky Arts Council. Please
send comments, questions and information to The Blue Moon, Kentucky Arts
Council, Old Capitol Annex, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601-1980 or call
502/564-3757V/TDD Toll Free: 1-888-833-2787
Although the Arts Council will develop a working document specifically for the work of the Arts Council, Creating a Vision for the Future of the Arts in Kentucky: Long Range Plan 2004-2008 is actually a plan for all of Kentucky. The plan will be available in print version by mid-July (the beginning of FY 2004) and copies will be sent to all that participated in shaping the plan. To access the plan now, you can click on the link above or go to the Arts Councils Web site at www.artscouncil.ky.gov and click on the Long Range Plan button at the bottom of the front page. It carefully aligns with the strategic planning of other state government agencies that affect our work and accurately reflects the actions that will need to be taken to meet the desired outcomes gathered from public input.
The plan redefines the arts in ways that include both the formal arts and the informal arts. It recognizes participation as being broader than creating or being an audience. Essentially the plan is a matrix that validates the mission and goals of the Arts Council as appropriate for the arts in Kentucky (whether state supported or not) and intersects those goals with common themes, which emerged from the advice given by the public through meetings, surveys, interviews, etc.
At the end of the plan is a listing of all those that contributed to the plan. If you had a voice in the plan and the organization you are affiliated with is not included, please let us know and we will gladly add the acknowledgment.