Arts and Culture
The Appalachian region boasts a rich artistic and cultural heritage. The University of Kentucky proudly works with communities to support and promote this legacy both within region and beyond it.
Through programs like the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Fine Arts Program, we work with communities to create a cohesive and dynamic arts culture that is easily accessible to all citizens. Our faculty, staff and students facilitate community-based opportunities in the arts that stimulate creativity, promote participation, and recognize artists, arts educators, and arts supporters at all levels and mediums. We also work with communities to expand opportunities for showcasing their visual, literary, and performing arts and culture to the word.
Arts and Culture Stories
East Meets West in Festival of Art, Culture and Horses
September 23rd, 2013
Inner Mongolia, Kentucky Arts and Culture in UK Spotlight
September 18th, 2013
Native Music to Kentucky, Inner Mongolia Featured in 'Appalachia in the Bluegrass' Concert Series
September 17th, 2013
Folk Legend Lee 'Boy' Sexton to Open 'Appalachia in the Bluegrass'
September 9th, 2013
Larry Cordle to Headline Concert for Robinson Scholars Program
June 6th, 2013
Appalachian Center Event to Honor Kate Black, Archivist and Scholar
April 8th, 2013
Tim Eriksen, Trio de Pumpkintown Put Shape-note Singing in Spotlight
April 5th, 2013
World Music and Dance in Singletary Spotlight
April 3rd, 2013
Sociologist to Talk on 'Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia'
March 26th, 2013
UPK Book by bell hooks Wins National Poetry Award
February 22nd, 2013