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Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College

The Harlan County Project: Phase Eleven

Over the past ten years, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, through the ATP, has engaged its students and communities in a series of activities designed to build the capacity of individuals and groups to increase the cultural assets of Harlan County, Kentucky.  This work has involved the creation of works of theater, public art, and new venues for art and music by local young people.  We have stressed the need for local control of production, the development of local leadership, local determination of appropriate forms and content for art, and the need to cultivate and serve local audiences.  Our partners in this work are a group of students inside and outside of ATP classes and a coalition of other community members and Southeast faculty and staff who participate in the Crawdad and Higher Ground initiatives.  This year, approximately sixty ATP students and one hundred other community members will participate in the management and design the Crawdad cultural events in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012.  ATP Higher Ground participants will begin script development for a fourth Higher Ground play.

Final Report

Contact Information:

Robert Gipe
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
700 College Road
Cumberland, KY 40823
Telephone: 606-589-3130


Previous Conference Participation:
  2010     2009

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