Arts Leadership Academy

Louisville June 12-16

Including participation in the statewide Arts Summit in Louisville on June 14-15* (see below)

The April 15 Deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. For further information, please contact Cecilia Reyna at 

What are the capacities of school leadership?
What are the hallmarks of a well-functioning school culture?
What can arts processes demonstrate to us about leadership?

In this newly-designed Academy, we will explore Collective Instructional Leadership and the influence that organizational members exert on: (a) Vision, Mission, and Culture (b) Improvement of Instructional Practices (c) Management of People and Processes (d) Allocation of Resources.  We will explore leadership through arts processes and what they can teach us about leadership and collaboration.  It will include group work on collaborative writing, rehearsing and performing dramatic readings, and collaborative visual art work. 

On Monday and Tuesday, we will focus on collaborative artistic processes and introduce leadership concepts built on the Collective Instructional Leadership model.  On Wednesday and Thursday, we will attend the statewide Arts Summit presented by the Kentucky Coalition for Arts Education, and on Friday we will develop and share plans for applying and developing leadership in our own schools and districts.


Kentucky Public School (K-12) Arts Teachers and school administrators (Principals, Asst. Principals, Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents) are eligible to apply.

Stipends and Credit

Teachers may receive $100 per day stipend, or they may elect to receive PD credit as allowed by their district (six hours per day) instead of the stipend.  Administrators are not eligible for funds, but may apply for EILA credit.

*Arts Summit

The Kentucky Coalition for Arts Education announces the second annual Arts Education Summit, which will be held June 14 – 15, 2017 at the Galt House in Louisville. This year’s Summit focuses on the resources needed to build capacity for strong arts education programs for all Kentucky students. Building on quantifiable ideas set forth in the Opportunity to Learn Standards in the various art forms, sessions will include: looking at successful model programs in the arts, hands-on explorations in teaching in and through the visual and performing arts, and panels and roundtable discussions that explore arts education policy and vision both in Kentucky and nationally. Keynote addresses including Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Pruitt, anchor the event, which will also include presenters from statewide organizations, administrators, teachers, and others who play essential roles in bringing our students quality arts education. Come to learn, share your knowledge, begin and renew connections with other arts educators, and discover what’s happening in arts education around our state as we connect to create new pathways in arts education.  The $30 registration will be covered by the Academy and attending the Summit will be part of the Academy curriculum.

Questions?  Contact Cecilia Reyna at 502-566-5151 or (email preferred).