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.



Scheduling now open for Individual and Group Retreats taking place January 19th through June 30th, 2018. Retreats are open to artists, activists and allies, both individuals and groups. Click here to learn more.

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The Kentucky Foundation for Women offers two annual grant programs: Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism. Grant programs are open to feminist social change artists who reside in Kentucky. Click here to learn more.

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In an effort to highlight the voices and visions of feminist artists, we created a Community Blog! We envision this forum as an opportunity to feature a wide range of perspectives and views on feminism, art, and social change. Check out blog and contact us if you would like to become a featured writer!

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KFW Announces Elmer Lucille Allen 2019 Sallie Bingham Award Winner

KFW Announces Elmer Lucille Allen 2019 Sallie Bingham Award Winner

Elmer Lucille Allen, an award-winning fiber and ceramic artist, is the recipient of the 2019 Sallie Bingham Award. Allen graduated from Central High School in 1949, […]

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Applications Open for New Fall Residency Program with Carolyn Finney!

KFW’s 2019 Fall Residency Program invites applications from Kentucky women artists who wish to work closely with Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Finney to develop their artistic skills. This workshop is open to writers & performers at all […]

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KFW Announced Recipients of Advancing Democracy, Building Power Grants

Congrats to the 2019 Advancing Democracy & Building Power Grantees!
Press Release by Ellen Birkett Morris
In an effort to explore essential questions about our democracy, the Kentucky Foundation for Women gave one-time grants for feminist artists […]


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