Kentucky Foundation for Women

The mission of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.



Applications for our new Long Term Residency Program must be submitted by August 15 at 5 pm for priority scheduling. (Applications received after August 15 will be considered on an ongoing basis as space allows.) Applications for the 2017 Artist Enrichment grant must be submitted by September 1 at 5 pm EST. For more information, click on the links provided.

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KFW will offer participatory workshops in three different locations around the state: Lexington (Aug.10), Bowling Green (Aug. 12) and Whitesburg (Aug. 19). Workshops include networking time, a discussion on feminist art for social change, an overview of KFW opportunities, and a detailed look at the grant application process. To RSVP or to learn more, contact us at or visit our Facebook page.

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KFW is proud to announce the 2017 Art Meets Activism grantees! These dedicated artists and organizations are doing inspiring work across the state to promote positive social change and create a better world for women and girls in Kentucky. Click here to learn more about their exciting work.

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New on the KFW Blog

In our latest guest blog post, KFW Board member Shayla Johnson describes the beginning of her identity formation as an artist who loves dance.

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We Want Your Feeback!

Tell us what you think about residencies at Hopscotch House. Are you interested in a long term residency and/or a community workshop with KFW? Click to give us your feedback with a short survey!

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Community Workshop with George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon will present a community workshop on June 10 at Hopscotch House. Titled “Taking Yourself By Surprise,” this workshop features ways to get out of our routine and let new energy, new […]


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