The Kentucky Arts Council granted the MAC $20,000 as part of a recent push in grants to the arts industry in Kentucky totaling $306,776.
The money came to the Kentucky Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Gov. Steve Beshear presented the check Tuesday morning, saying the money was to preserve jobs in the arts and cultural sector of the state.
“The arts industry in Kentucky has made significant contributions to our commonwealth as well as local economies by generating tax revenue and enhancing cultural tourism,” Beshear said. “This federal funding will help preserve jobs within our art industry during this critical time when our nation is facing such a touch economic downturn.”
Along with the MAC, 17 other arts organizations were given grant money Tuesday, with no other organization being awarded more than the $20,000 given to the MAC.