Bluegrass Ceili Academy awarded LexArts community arts grant

Bluegrass Ceili Academy receives LexArts grant

Lexington’s community-based Irish dance school, Bluegrass Ceili Academy, has been awarded a community arts development grant by LexArts to provide scholarships to dancers for the 2018-2019 class year.

“We’re truly honored for the generous support of LexArts, through its Fund for the Arts, which is funded in part by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government,” said Academy director Megan Moloney. “With this grant, we’ll be able to bring Irish dance to more students in our community, including both children and adults.”

According to LexArts’ website, since its inception, the organization has raised millions of dollars in support of the local arts through its annual Fund for the Arts. In turn, LexArts underwrites general operating expenses for a variety of arts organizations and offers competitive Community Arts Grants for arts projects and programs. Awards are given annually and applications are reviewed each spring.

Bluegrass Ceili Academy offers weekly classes at Artworks at the Carver School in partnership with Lexington Parks and Recreation. Students also perform throughout the Central Kentucky community at schools, festivals and community events.

Bluegrass Ceili Academy is more than just a dance school.

Perspective. Experience. Community. Mission. It’s what matters.

What does that mean?

It’s the way we look at things, the experience we bring to the classroom, it’s building and giving back to our community, and living our mission by providing a supportive learning environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels.

Find out more about Bluegrass Ceili Academy at our August or September open house events at Artworks.