Arts Access

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is committed to making the arts accessible to all. This includes:

Commitment to Diversity

The Art Center of the Bluegrass values the diversity of our region.

We believe Black Lives Matter.

We recognize the privilege and responsibility we have as an organization to improve our practices.

We acknowledge the power of the arts to express ideas, thoughts, and emotions that are sometimes challenging to express in other ways.

We believe connecting people to art, culture, and creativity improves communities.

We commit to amplifying the perspectives of artists from diverse backgrounds through inclusive anti-racist practices, exhibits, and programming to honor our differences and bring people together.

Building Accessibility

The 4th Street entrance to the building is accessible via ramp for visitors with mobility limitations. All three floors of the building are accessible via elevator. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the first floor.

Welcoming Restrooms

The two restrooms on the 2nd floor are designated as “friendly for all.” An infant changing table is available in the restroom at the end of the hall, while the restroom to the right has a sturdy, multi-purpose table that can accommodate a larger child.

Access Accommodations

If you require special accommodations to participate in Art Center programming, please contact our Director, Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or Sign language interpretation may be available for some programs, with sufficient advance notice. Our grant funding for ASL interpretation has ended, but we are looking for ways to continue to offer this service. If you’ve got ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

Scholarship Fund

The Art Center maintains a robust scholarship fund that is available to children and adults for whom class registration fees pose a financial hardship. Scholarships for Art Center classes are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, availability of funds, and space in the requested class. To request a scholarship application, please contact Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or

Equity in Hiring

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment. Accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process will be provided upon advance request. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.