Delta Dental of Kentucky donates $100,000 to Fund for the Arts

Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen, has donated $100,000 to Fund for the Arts to provide support for a new statewide art program.

The Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen Arts in Education Initiative will provide educational arts programs to two regions of the Commonwealth, Jefferson County and 25 Eastern Kentucky counties, beginning in 2016.

Through the collaboration of Delta Dental of Kentucky and Fund for the Arts, teachers will have the opportunity to apply for grants that bring arts experiences to students. Each of these programs is connected to Commonwealth of Kentucky’s core education content and complement what students are learning in classrooms.

Educators in Eastern Kentucky will have until Dec. 14 to submit applications for consideration. Awards to teachers in Eastern Kentucky will be made in January.