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ArtsReach and ArtsReach Kentucky
ArtsReach weaves the thread of the arts into the fabric of our neighborhoods. By empowering local community centers and civic organizations to design, implement, fund and manage ongoing arts programs, ArtsReach has altered the landscape of community arts.
ArtsReach program components produce sustainable arts projects that reach the broadest and most diverse populations within our community, while digging deep into a region’s arts culture to generate energy and involvement at all levels.
To participate in or learn more about ArtsReach and ArtsReach Kentucky, call (502) 562-0754.
Read our quarterly newsletter. Enjoy photos from arts education and outreach events as well as informative articles about our activities in the local community and across the state.
See ArtsReach in Action! View photos from these activities:
- 2010 ArtsReach Showcase
- 2010 ArtsReach Kentucky event, “Dance: Our Common Language”
- Contemporary dance workshop with Pilobolus
- Preschool Flamenco workshop with Graciela Perrone
- Broadway movement workshop with cast member from WICKED
- “Sisters of Sound” empowerment experience for young women
- Contemporary dance workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Every Child an Artist
ArtsReach Studio provides ongoing arts instruction with professional artists in Suzuki
violin, visual art and dance. Students receive an average of three hours of instruction
per week and have the opportunity to participate in special residency workshops with guest
artists and perform at the annual ArtsReach Showcase. Through Studio art instruction,
participants learn new skills, expand their horizons and develop a sense of self,
well-being and belonging. As the individual is empowered, the arts simultaneously build
and strengthen the community.
Creating Lasting Memories
Kentucky Center’s KCard gives ArtsReach Studio students and fifty participating ArtsReach
community centers the chance to experience some of the world’s finest in performing arts
for just $3 per ticket. Nurturing and developing new and young audiences is an important
step toward creating a sustainable arts environment in our community.
Empowering Community Center Staff
Through ArtsReach Institute, community center staff members immerse themselves in hands-on arts workshops in a variety of disciplines. In addition, they learn about community arts resources, develop grant writing skills and plan arts workshops for their centers. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a $400 non-matching, non-competitive grant to carry out their proposed projects.
Making the Arts Connection
The ArtsReach Network is a program for Institute graduates designed to strengthen center
staff. Graduates network, share resources and participate in professional development
seminars and other arts education opportunities.
With the support of the Kentucky Arts Council, ArtsReach has expanded to provide services to Ashland, Elizabethtown, Hopkinsville, Mt. Sterling and Paducah. ArtsReach Kentucky participants learn about building community arts partnerships in their regions. With ArtsReach Kentucky, participants receive professional development and grant opportunities for their centers, attend an annual seminar, and network with other centers and arts organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
ArtsReach, a program of The Kentucky Center, is made possible with primary support from Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, The Norton Foundation, The Community Foundation of Louisville, RLR Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation and The Kentucky Center Endowment Fund. Partial funding has been provided by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Target, Helen and Calvin Lang, and other private donors.