KFW Welcomes New Staff Member, Avery Guess!

KFW Welcomes New Staff Member, Avery Guess!
Please join us in welcoming our new full time staff member, Avery Guess! Guess will join as our new Grants Manager. We are pleased to have Avery as part of our KFW family!

Avery M. Guess is a recipient of 2015 NEA Fellowship for Poetry, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the […]

By |November 7th, 2019|News|

New Firestarter Ignite the Vote Grant Announced!

KFW is accepting applications from young artists focused on voting and everyone being counted in the census.

Are you a leader of social change? Can you move young people to make your voices heard through voter registration and getting out the vote?

Are you an artist, writer, photographer, theatre-maker, musician, puppeteer, graphic designer, or otherwise creative person? […]

By |November 5th, 2019|News|

2019 Firestarter Award Winners Announced!

Biddix and Glass Receive 2019 Firestarter Award

The Kentucky Foundation for Women is proud to announce that Arielle “Red” Biddix and Candy Glass are the recipients of the 2019 Firestarter Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on September 22.

The Firestarter Award is an annual award that honors […]

By |September 5th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

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, Nazareth College (now Spalding University) with a Bachelor of Science in 1953, and University of Louisville with a Masters of […]

By |July 31st, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

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 stages of experience whose use of story is central to their development of a practice that embraces the complexity of […]

By |June 27th, 2019|News|

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 and arts organizations to use their artmaking to build power for women and girls and inspire action towards a future […]

By |May 30th, 2019|News|

Register for Savannah Sipple’s Summer Workshop “Electric: The Study of Pleasure”



Registration will open for “Electric: The Study of Pleasure” this Friday, May 10 at 5:00 pm EST!

2019 Artist-In-Residence Savannah Sipple will lead this community workshop on Saturday, June 8th at the Hopscotch House.

Registration is free and space is limited!

Click here to register!

By |May 7th, 2019|News|

New KFW Firestarter Grant

KFW Firestarter Grant
In honor of young people (18 to 25) who show significant potential in developing as feminist, social change artists, and whose work has the potential to create change for women and girls in Kentucky, we are offering a small grant to start a fire of social change. While similar in structure to our […]

By |January 10th, 2019|News|

Advancing Democracy, Building Power

One-Time Special Grant for 2019: Advancing Democracy, Building Power
In this era of extreme political division in our nation, we reflect on the promise of our democracy, as well as the ongoing struggle to live up to its unrealized potential. This moment provides an opportunity for feminist artists to use an intersectional lens to imagine a world […]

By |January 9th, 2019|News|

RSVP for Grant Workshops Spring 2019

KFW will offer participatory workshops in three different locations around the state. 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. This is also a great opportunity to learn about our one-time Advancing Democracy, Building Power grant and the 2019 Summer Residency Program with writer-in-residence Savannah […]

By |January 9th, 2019|News|
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