Kentucky Youth Storytelling

Entries are now being accepted for the Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition open to youth ages 8-17 at entry deadline June 1st.

Entrants must submit a 7-11 minute story  on DVD no later than June 1st of each year.  Winners  will receive a cash prize of $100.00; a plaque designating them as a Kentucky Torchbearer; One Year Free Membership in Kentucky Storytelling Association; recognition and an opportunity to tell on stage at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference in November and other events. Rules, judging guidelines, entry form and permission slip can be found at or contact KYS Chair Gwenda Huff-Johnson,, for more information.

RCARS Montain Monday Programs Videos

Storytelling, November, 2014--

Holiday Entertainment, December, 2015--


Teaching Art Together Grant 

(Kentucky educators who wish to enhance their lessons can take advantage of a Kentucky Arts Council grant that brings professional artists to the classroom for short residencies)

KDA Agritourism

National Guild for Community Arts Education

Arts Integration in Education

2014 Creative Industry Report


Taking the Kids to the Theater or Museum: Parents' Guides to Success

It’s a great time of year to take your kids to the theater, but if it’s their first show, or they’ve been fidgety in the past, you may be hesitant. Don’t worry! Whether you’re going to a play, a concert or even the ballet, these tips will help you get ready for a successful family outing. And if it’s a museum you’re heading to, we've got you covered too.

Advice for First-Time Theater

A Parents’ Field Guide to Ballet

A Parents’ Field Guide to the Symphony

A Parents’ Field Guide to Museums

Making Art a Part of Your Teen’s Life


UK Resources

UK College of Fine Arts

UK Appalachian Center

Resources on the Web


Kentucky Arts Council

KET Arts Toolkit

Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism

National Endowment for the Arts

Child Trends Databank - Youth Participation in School Music of other Performing Arts Report