Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky, Inc.

Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky, Inc.

Funding Received: 2017
Hindman, KY
$475,000
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months
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In Hindman, KY, the Appalachian Artisan Center will expand its work with youth and adults to address the community’s opioid epidemic through workforce programs in traditional craft and music. These programs will also contribute to an increase in economic opportunity through the creation of jobs to meet an increasing demand for handcrafted instruments in the region.

This project is partnering with a rare luthiery studio in Hindman as one of several education and workforce partners.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

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Oct 18, 2019
The Appalachian School of Luthiery is training people in drug recovery programs to make stringed instruments, and through Troublesome Creek Instrument Company, they'll be producing... Read More
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Mar 18, 2019
We're all too familiar with the stories of rural areas that didn't rebound from the last recession, where families are struggling to make ends meet... Read More
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Dec 28, 2018
Hunched over his work bench, Nathan Smith inspected the carefully carved sound holes, shaped like Christian anchors, on his mountain dulcimer. At the top of... Read More
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Feb 23, 2018
Sometimes, a big problem doesn't have a big, straightforward answer. There are times when it takes many smaller, creative ideas working together to bring about... Read More
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The “Culture of Recovery” Project at the Appalachian Artisan Center partners the arts with local substance abuse recovery programs and the healthcare industry by offering... Read More
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Dec 13, 2017
Knott County, Ky.– The Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman works hard to promote one of our region’s most unique treasures, our artisans. Now, they are... Read More
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Dec 7, 2017
ArtPlace America, a public-private partnership that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development, has announced grants... Read More
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Recent research commissioned by ArtPlace demonstrates how arts and culture strategies can help provide solutions to public health challenges faced by communities across the United...Read more
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In Hindman, KY, the Appalachian Artisan Center will be expanding work with youth and adults to address the community’s opioid epidemic through workforce programs in...Read more
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Today, we are proud to announce the 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one...Read more