Arts Toolkit Partners and Funders

The Arts Toolkits were developed by a statewide partnership of KET, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Center, the Kentucky Arts Council, and other organizations. More than 280 arts organizations and artists and 470 educators have contributed information, resources, and lesson plans to the project.

The Arts Toolkits are used each year as a central resource at the summer Arts Academies, weeklong professional development sessions conducted by the Kentucky Center for the Kentucky Department of Education. Academy participants informed the Toolkit concept through prototype distribution in 2001 and 2002. In 2011, participants at the first Next Generation Arts Academy received prototypes of toolkits integrating arts and social studies resources.