Arts Engagement Resources

The Kentucky Arts Extension Program is responsible for developing and promoting support for arts education and development in Kentucky counties, collaborating with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Kentucky Arts Extension works in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts and other local, state, and national arts organizations.

To learn more about the Kentucky Arts Extension Program, contact Melissa Bond, Program Leader: | (859) 218-4385


The mission of the Kentucky Arts Extension 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 Kentucky Arts Extension Program will support and develop performing, visual and literary arts statewide.

GOAL 2: Arts Education
The Kentucky Arts Extension Program will provide life-long learning opportunities in all the arts.

GOAL 3: Arts Programming
The Kentucky Arts Extension Program will expand opportunities for showcasing and publicizing the arts so that the KY Cooperative Extension Service becomes known as a leader in and encourager of the arts.

GOAL 4: Arts Venues and Facilities
The Kentucky Arts Extension 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.


Visit the County office websites to learn more about programming in Kentucky:

Making A Difference in Pike County through Extension

Extension connects students to Jesse Stuart

Kentucky City Celebrates Bicentennial