Lake Cumberland Performing Arts
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts (LCPA), in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, brings cultural and performing arts programming to a rural, economically challenged region through the Center Stage, Children’s Prime Time Theatre, and School Time Theatre series.
Renowned touring theatre and performing arts productions take the stage each year at The Center’s theatre as part of Center Stage. School Time Theatre provides educational programs for local and area students that align with critical content in Kentucky classrooms. Evening performances of Children’s Prime Time Theatre allow parents to share the arts with their children at pricing comfortable within even the tightest of budgets.
LCPA, a nonprofit volunteer organization, and The Center also promote the visual arts featuring the work of leading and promising artists on the local, state, and national level in the visual arts gallery in the front lobby of The Center.
Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency in the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, supports the performing arts programs presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kentucky Arts Council plays a critical role in promoting cultural tourism, enhancing economic development, and securing a strong foothold for the arts in education.
Performing arts programs that are presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center are funded in part by South Arts. South Arts is a not-for-profit regional arts organization that has been making a positive difference in the arts throughout the South since 1975. The organization works in partnership with nine state agencies including Kentucky. South Arts is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), foundations, corporations, individuals and member states.