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Community Scholars Program

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What is it?

The Community Scholars Program trains members of a community in documentation, interpretation and dissemination of their unique local cultural resources and traditional art forms. Training consists of several sessions and occurs twice a year in different communities across the state. Certification as a Community Scholar opens up many opportunities for future research projects. Click here for sample projects.

Who’s eligible?

Any person or organization interested in conserving cultural heritage in Kentucky.

What’s the deadline to apply?

Session dates and locations vary. Contact the Kentucky Arts Council for more information.

How do I apply?

Contact Mark Brown at

If I become a Community Scholar, what are my responsibilities?