2018 Kentucky Center Arts Academies

Presented by The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education


For further information, please contact Cecilia Reyna at creyna@kentuckycenter.org

“These academies are vital for learning. Fine arts educators have very few professional learning opportunities. I feel enriched by these experiences.”

                                                -  2017 Arts Academy Participant

Since 2000, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has offered Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies to Kentucky public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth, funded by and in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education.  What makes our PD’s different?

  • Active learning
  • Process-based
  • Standards-aligned in tangible ways
  • Practical – real world application
  • Stipends (as eligible)

The Kentucky Center is proud to announce the 2018 Arts Academies in Danville and Murray.  Please note that only Kentucky Public School teachers may attend and receive stipends as eligible.  All other interested teachers should email Jeff Jamner. Please click on the links below for full descriptions of each Academy.

Assessing Student Creative Work - Danville

Assessing Student Creative Work - Danville

Arts Academy – Assessing student creative work in music, dance, drama, visual arts, and new media, in Danville, June 25-29.  How do you assess student creative work using artistic criteria?  How do we get beyond rubrics that focus on effort and completion of project?  This five-day Academy will devote one day for each art form, for a deep-dive into asessing student creative work including art work and performances.  Preference will be given to teachers who teach the arts, followed by teachers who provide strong arts integration instruction.  KET will be our partner in this Academy which will also emphasize technology connections throughout the week.

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Integration of the Arts, World Language, & Cultural Studies - Murray

Integration of the Arts, World Language, & Cultural Studies - Murray

Academy for Integration of the Arts, World Language, and Cultural Studies in Murray, June 18-20.  This three-day Academy will focus on how we can learn about cultures through dance, with an emphasis on Appalachian clogging and Mexican Folkloric dances, making this an ideal choice for Spanish teachers, Arts teachers, and Social Studies teachers.

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Eligible teachers will receive $100 per day for attending the Academy, but must complete all days of the Academy.  Teachers may elect to receive PD credit if approved by their district for 6 hours per day instead of a stipend for up to three days of the Academy.


Unfortunately, we do not have funds for transportation subsidies this year.  Please check with your school or district to see if they have any PD travel funds available. 

View short video about Arts Academies

Questions? Please email Cecilia Reyna or call (502) 566-5151 (emails preferred).