School Programs

Since opening its doors in 1983, The Kentucky Center’s School Programs have made a profound impact throughout our state on teaching and learning about the arts and connecting the arts across the curriculum. The Kentucky Center’s School Programs build bridges of access and understanding to the arts in several ways:

Kentucky Center Arts Academies

Kentucky Center Arts Academies

The Kentucky Center Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies provide hands-on, artist-led professional development for teachers.  Kentucky public school teachers attending Academies also receive stipends or PD credit (as their districts permit).
 
Please check back soon for an announcement and application form for the 2019 summer Academies.

Request an email to receive announcement when the applications have been posted.

Artist in Schools

Artist in Schools

The Kentucky Center reaches beyond our stages into the community through the Gheens Great Expectations Program. Through this program nationally and internationally renowned artists and performing arts groups engage with a broader audience including schools, community centers, and health care facilities. Last year, The Kentucky Center presented residency events for such artists as: Jinjoo Cho and Tessa Lark (Gold and Silver Medalists in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis), Jazz from Lincoln Center, percussionist Don Parker, Trio Caesura, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, reaching over 6,000 people in performances and workshops large and small.