DeaFestival-Kentucky 2004 was a HUGE success because of the
partnerships made between state agencies, volunteers, local organizations and
A volunteer who attended DeaFestival for the first time was
asked what they thought of the festival and they said it was "fast, furious and
large". In order to pull this type of
event off it does not only take a few people and the staff at the Kentucky
Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing it takes a "village" and that
village was comprised of:
volunteers (of all ages from various backgrounds and walks of life)
Kentucky Center for Performing Arts hosted the event in their beautiful
The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and Virginia Fox, Cabinet Secretary supported the concept
of this festival and understands the value of "EDUCATING" the public.
Folklife Festival staff from the History Center assisted us in creating
the HAT House - (Hearing Assistive Technology). Thousands of individuals were able to understand how technology
can help if one has a hearing loss.
the sponsors, we would not be able to keep this festival free to all
individuals. With this financial
help, we were able to hire 43 performers and host 28 visual artists.
reached out to deaf and hard of hearing individuals sharing information
and / or services that impacts everyday life.
Of course we cannot forget to thank all of the individuals
who attended the festival either for the first time or the 6th
time. Without YOU there would not be
reason to have