The Kentucky Department of Education has partnered with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts since 2000 to provide Arts Academies. This year, the partnership continues with two Next Generation Academies (NGA):

  • NGA for Integration of the Arts and World Languages (Spanish, Chinese and NEW this year – French)
  • NGA for Integration of the Arts and Emergent & Early Literacy (NEW this year – for teachers PreK – 3)

Both academies will take place in Richmond on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University on June 18-22. The full announcement and application form can be found at

For further information, please contact Jeffrey Jamner at or (502) 562-0703.