JOSEPHINE SCULPTURE PARK INC

where art meets the earth

FRANKFORT, KY   |  josephinesculpturepark.org

Mission

Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) provides community arts education and creative experiences while conserving the beauty of Kentucky's native, rural landscape. Our commitments are to support the arts, inspire intellectual exploration and expression, build a stronger, healthier community and conserve the beauty of Kentucky's fine natural and cultural heritage through outdoor, creative activities. We believe the arts are for everyone. We provide free access to the arts and the outdoors 365 days per year.

Ruling year info

2010

Director

Melanie VanHouten

Program Director

Jeri Katherine Howell

Main address

3355 LAWRENCEBURG RD

FRANKFORT, KY 40601 USA

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EIN

27-0686281

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is to be a leader in our community that respects and reflects different voices and ideas through shared, creative experiences and responsible land stewardship practices.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Explore365 Visiting Artist Program

Explore365 is the flagship program at Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP), a free, 30-acre park with 60+ hands-on contemporary artworks open 365 days per yr. Explore365 is the year-round series of tours, visiting artists and workshops at JSP which promote creative exploration for thousands of people regionally, nationally and internationally. Farmland has been restored to native meadows through which walking paths connect discrete sculpture sites. Signs engage viewers via questions & information; journals/sketchbooks/interactive cell phone tours promote dialogue. Residencies & facilities serve artists from across the US and abroad. Artist led tours, workshops & demos are conducted for people of all ages and abilities including under-served youth, women & our rural KY populace. Explore365 also goes into area schools to conduct workshops & lectures.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Kids Make Art! Program at Josephine Sculpture Park is a series of workshops led by professional artists. This program directly impacts the education of local youth by supplementing current school arts programs through our free community workshops and visiting artist presentations in the schools. Primarily, these workshops occur outside, in the natural environment at JSP, but sometimes include JSP artists visiting schools when they are not able to participate due to transportation or scheduling issues. Workshop proposals are submitted by professional artists and organizations and are international in scope. They vary widely in length, format, target age groups and processes explored which we have found enables the largest numbers of youth to participate. They generally occur between April and November and may take the form of a field trip lasting half a day, to a week-long workshop in the summer, or even during a 1 day experiential event, like the annual Fall Arts Festival.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The JSP Fall Arts Festival connects the community with the arts & the land in the most experiential manner. This 1 day festival offers a host of artistic experiences to the public. The music stage presents live local musicians while local artists & organizations conduct free demonstrations & workshops including activities such as printmaking, community sculpture, pottery wheel, fabric dyeing, art scavenger hunts, Yoga walking tours. Participants also have the opportunity to create their own cast aluminum relief sculpture to take home at the Hot Metal Pour or to blow a glass ornament or even forge a decorative steel hook on the anvil. A large collaborative sculpture is created and displayed at JSP as part of the community art exhibition. There is something for every age and ability at the Fall Arts Festival. You can even soar above the sculptures in a hot air balloon ride, or simply walk the quiet paths and explore new sculptures on exhibit.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Kentucky Arts Council 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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JOSEPHINE SCULPTURE PARK INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Marsh

Conn Center for Renewable Energy at U of L

Term: 2015 - 2021

William Duvall

Earth Tools, Inc.

Arthur VanHouten III

VanHouten Builders, Inc.

Carol Baughman

Retired

Andrew Marsh

Conn Center for Renewable Energy at U of L

Kristofer Nonn

NoLi CDC

Joyce Bender

Retired KY Forestry Dept., Exotic Pest Plant Council

Suzanne Gray

Arts Consultant, self employed