Who We Are

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Fine Arts Program is the Cooperative Extension Service’s program responsible for developing and promoting support for arts education and development in Kentucky counties collaborating with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

The Extension Fine Arts Program creates opportunities in the arts for citizens that will stimulate creativity, promote participation, and recognize artists, arts educators, and arts supporters at all levels and mediums.

The Kentucky Extension Fine Arts Program works in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts 
and other local, state, and national arts organizations.

The Kentucky Extension Fine Arts Program is coordinated by the Cooperative Extension Service, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).

To learn more about the Extension Fine Arts Program, contact Melissa Bond, melissa.bond@uky.edu


Mission

The mission of the Extension Fine Arts Program is to create and support opportunities in the arts for citizens that will stimulate creativity, promote participation, and recognize artists, arts educators, and arts supporters at all levels and mediums.

 

GOAL 1: Arts Development
The EFA Program will support and develop performing, visual and literary arts in Kentucky.


GOAL 2: Arts Education

The EFA Program will provide life-long learning opportunities in all the arts.


GOAL 3: Arts Programming

The EFA Program will expand opportunities for showcasing and publicizing the arts so that the KY CES becomes known as a leader in and encourager of the arts.


GOAL 4: Arts Venues and Facilities

The EFA Program will plan new structures and facilities and use existing venues to create a cohesive and dynamic arts culture that is easily accessible to all citizens.