Community Arts Extension
Kentucky Community Arts Extension develops and promotes support for arts education and development in Kentucky counties, coordinated in partnership with University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, Cooperative Extension and other local, state, and national arts organizations.
Community Arts program resources are delivered through County Extension Professionals embedded in 8 Kentucky counties and at the State level. This programming serves diverse needs of Kentucky residents and is quick to adapt to the interests of local populations by creatively engaging communities through art activities, events, public art and performances and more. Community Arts also offers training opportunities for Extension professionals, community leaders, and volunteers.
Are you ready to LEARN MORE about how art creates community change?
These articles document creative, research-based approaches to community engagement, livability, well-being and recovery.Publications
Are you ready to ENGAGE and INSPIRE your community with art?
Learn about opportunities that Community Arts provides for the development of artistic skills and creative thinking in Kentucky communities.Arts Programming and Engagement
Are you ready to ENHANCE your community through Creative Placemaking?
Community Arts Extension supports intentional and creative community development through the strengthening of place identity.Creative Placemaking
About Community Arts
Kentucky Community Arts Extension has pioneered the use of grass-roots level, county based arts extension agents and assistants to conduct community development through the arts.
Kentucky Community Arts Extension improves the quality of life for communities and individuals in Kentucky through a multidisciplinary arts approach in education, research, and outreach.
Providing arts leadership, curriculum development and engagement at the county, regional, and state level through Community Arts Extension Agents, Support Staff, Associates, Specialists, and Faculty to impact 3 core areas - the Arts Extension Strategic Initiatives.
Quality Arts Engagement
High Quality Arts Engagement, Increasing Access to Quality Arts Experiences, and Volunteer Recruitment & Development.
Enhancing Essential Skills
Direct Arts Programming, Artistic Skill Development, and Essential Skill Development.
Community & Economic Development
Community Design/Placemaking, Enhancing the Creative Economy, and Arts & Community Health.
To provide community and economic development, quality arts engagement, and essential skill enhancement while creating a resilient arts ecosystem through the Cooperative Extension infrastructure and framework.
Looking for specific Community Arts Resources by topic?
Search by topic for publications, resources and activities to infuse your community with art and creativity.
Arts in Health
These arts resources can offer health and wellness benefits to residents of your community.