Vibrant Communities

Kentucky Creative District
Designation Program

What is the purpose of this program?

The purpose of the Kentucky Creative District Designation is to recognize the role of the arts in growing and sustaining vibrant communities and enhancing the creative economy.

What are the goals of this program?

What is a creative district?

A creative district is a mixed-use area where the arts are integral to building community, engaging residents, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting visitors. Creative districts exist in any type of community – small, large, rural or urban.

What is the creative district designation process?

  1. Districts are invited to participate.

  2. Districts provide evidence of strong community identity, artistic assets, and sustainable support.

  3. Kentucky Arts Council evaluators conduct a site visit and assessment meeting.

  4. Official designation.

If I have questions, who can help me?

Mark Brown
Folk and Traditional Arts Director
888-833-2787 (toll free)