Arts & Culture Partnerships

The Arts and Culture Partnership Initiative is a master plan whose mission collaboratively enhances learning and research opportunities for UofL faculty, staff and students through programmatic initiatives that facilitates access to the university's intellectual capital through programs, shared endeavors and resources of its arts, cultural and historical partners for the enhancement of these partnership institutions; the University community and our greater metropolitan community.

The Center is a manifestation of the University's metropolitan mission to foster engagement in the diverse cultural communities in a multidimensional, collaborative, mutually, beneficial partnerships facilitates access and collaboration of their intellectual capital in order to  create more richly varied educational experiences that enhance educational  and cultural competencies for participation in a democratic society and lifelong learning.

The Center serves the entire University, while this initiative is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, programmatic initiatives range from workshops for arts and cultural partners, an annual symposium on aspects on the history of Louisville, research projects engagements with that reflect the customs, oral histories, emigrational traditions of the diverse cultures and ethnic populations in our metropolitan communities, conferences, art and cultural exhibitions, oral histories and other partnership activities.

UofL has a dedication to its role and a citizen to improve all aspects in the lives of Kentuckianaa citizens and the University community.


The mission of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships is to enhance learning and research opportunities for the University of Louisville faculty and students through the programs and resources of its arts and culture partners: in turn, the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships will facilitate access to the university's intellectual capital and faculty and student energies for the betterment of our partner institutions and the communities we serve.


Few communities of its size are as rich in arts and cultural resources as Louisville. One of the distinguishing hallmarks of the University of Louisville is its dedication to its role in improving all aspects of the lives of Kentuckiana citizens. The regions arts, cultural and heritage organizations are key to our areas quality of life, but are also important resources for learning.

What We Do

Activities range from an annual symposium on the history of Louisville to workshops for partner institutions. Internships, research projects, engagement with the traditions of diverse cultures, conferences and exhibitions are other center activities. Many activities of the center take place away from the Belknap Campus.

Community Issues

The center participates in issues of importance to arts and cultural institutions, such as working on Greater Louisville, Inc.s Cultural Blueprint plan, nonpartisan forums for political candidates and international exchanges and study opportunities.


Janna Tajibaeva


Brandon Harwood