Latest Episodes

Kentucky's first Youth Poet Laureate - Episode 44
April 19, 2024

Amy Roblero-Perez is ending her one-year term as the first Kentucky Youth Poet Laureate. We chat with her about her reaction to beign named to the position, what she's been doing the past year, and he

Women's History Month and Music in Our Schools Month - Episode 43
March 22, 2024

Four of Kentucky's women band directors talk about the past, present and future of women in the profession

Are you coming to The Kentucky Crafted Market? - Episode 42
February 27, 2024

These four artists and many more are ready to see you!

Arts standards and our schools, a conversation with the Kentucky Department of Education's Jessica Greene - Episode 41
January 25, 2024

What should Kentucky's public school students know about the arts by the time they have graduated? Jessica Greene, a performing and visual arts consultant to the Kentucky Department of Education, disc

$500,000 Accelerator Award recipient HHN2L - Episode 40
December 15, 2023

Kentucky Arts Council spring intern Ashanti Grace Castleberry and arts council communications director Tom Musgrave learn more about Hip Hop Into Learning (HHN2L), a Louisville-based nonprofit arts ed

Make Kentucky-made Art and Craft Part of Your Holiday Gift Giving - Episode 39
November 16, 2023

The Kentucky Arts Council's Chris Cathers and Tom Musgrave travel to the Kentucky Artisan Center's Todd Finley and Aly Norton about holiday gift giving, what the Artisan Center has planned for the sea

Things that Go Bump on the Pod - Episode 38
October 27, 2023

In this seasonal episode, we explore the intersection of the arts and the macabre with a trio of segments featuring storyteller Octavia Sexton, folklorist and podcaster Camille Maria Acosta and theatr

Youth Arts Council and new arts education director - Episode 37
September 14, 2023

In this episode of KyArtsCast we introduce the new Kentucky Arts Council arts education director Cynthia Warner, and talk to teaching artist Jane Dewey and high school student Cooper Bartlett, a membe

NEA Literary Fellowships - Episode 36
June 14, 2023

In early 2023, the National Endowment for the Arts announced its first round of funding for the year, which included $350,000 awarded in Kentucky. Among those awards were two for Kentucky literary art

Giving the gift of Kentucky art - Episode 35
November 22, 2022

The holidays are upon us and our hearts and minds turn toward gift giving. We join Todd Finley and Aly Norton on location at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea to talk about giving the gift of Kentu