Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Partners

Published: 8/2/2022 11:28 AM

Visual and Performing Arts at the Kentucky Department of Education is proud to partner with other outside agencies and organizations; sharing expertise and resources. The partners can assist districts, schools, teachers, and other stakeholders to locate visiting artists, attain grants, and a myriad of other resources.

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Kentucky Arts Council (KAC)
The Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) is the state government agency responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. As the state’s arts agency, we create opportunities for people to find value in the arts, participate in the arts and benefit from the arts through programs, grants and services.

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KPA)
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KPA) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all people in our community, state and region through the arts. We believe that the human capacity for art is universal and that we have been called upon both to present art and to build bridges of understanding and access to the arts.​

Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)

The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is an arts education program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. GSA auditions and reviews the Commonwealth's most promising high school students in nine different arts disciplines to provide three solid weeks of incredibly intense (and incredibly fun) arts instruction from a faculty of professional artists and educators. GSA is offered during the summer at no cost to the students and is made available partially through funding from the state.

Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
KET is Kentucky’s educational television network, but its vision takes you far beyond just television or computer screens. These are merely the tools KET uses to deliver resources to Kentucky. KET is really about ideas - about learning, the arts and culture - and citizenship. KET works each day to use television, online video and related media for the benefit of everyone in Kentucky. A very valuable resource available to arts teachers as well as to other content area teachers are the Arts Toolkits.

Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Founded in 1994, Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) helps schools, school districts, post-secondary institutions, and other learning organizations to reach and teach all learners. Our work extends from our home base in Louisville, Kentucky to national and international settings, increasing the capacity of all kinds of organizations to meet their learning goals.


Arts Professional Organizations

Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA)
The mission of the Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) is to advance art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. To that end, the association promotes quality instruction in visual arts education that is delivered by qualified personnel; holds public discussions; sponsors workshops and institutes, publishes articles, reports, and surveys; provides a network for communication; supports student exhibitions; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

Kentucky Music Educators As​sociation (KMEA)
The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA), is a 501(c)3 organization consisting of over 2,000 professional music educators at all levels from kindergarten to the university level who are dedicated to the cause of music education in Kentucky. Included are in-service, pre-service and retired music educators. Associated with the National Music Educators Association, KMEA serves as a voice for Kentucky's music educators.

Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA)
The mission of the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA) is to represent theatres on all levels. In essence, KTA does whatever theatre in Kentucky needs to achieve sustainability. This method allows KTA the opportunity to be ever ​evolving. Currently, KTA's key focal points are: Promoting, Instructing, Advocating, and Facilitating. Through these four key areas, KTA seeks to promote not theatre that can simply sustain itself in Kentucky, but also thrive.


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