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.

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 Mark Brown at Mark.Brown@ky.gov for more information.

How do I apply?

Contact Mark Brown at Mark.Brown@ky.gov.

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

  • Participate in six Community Scholar training sessions in your area.
  • Complete an introductory community documentation project.
  • Participate in occasional professional development opportunities.
  • Support and promote the traditional arts and culture of your area.



Kentucky Arts Council