Arts and Humanities Collaborative
The Arts and Humanities collaborative is a consortium of school districts within the EKU service region, which through partnering together provide their districts with the high quality arts education in the areas of drama, visual arts, music, dance and creative writing that align with the KY Core Standards. The Collaborative is housed at Eastern Kentucky University. One of the objectives of the collaborative is to provide high quality arts programming at a low cost to the schools by large block bookings, grants, and networking with artist that are willing to reduce their fees in order to promote the arts in these poorer districts. The Collaborative provides several types of arts programming to the schools. School Day performances are generally geared to larger audiences and are performed at venues centrally located to the participating districts. This helps reduce large transportation fees. In-School performances are programs that the collaborative takes into the schools. These are generally smaller audiences but with the added benefit of not having to provide transportation. Residency and workshops are programs that allow the artist to work with a smaller group of students often for an extended period of time. Again the benefits of not having to transport students and these programs provide much focused learning. Professional development is designed and provided regionally for teachers and administrators.