Unleash your creativity in the new Creative Arts Living Learning Program. Join writers, artists, dancers, filmmakers, composers and other creative types in this interdisciplinary space that feeds the imagination. Get inspired. Build friendships. Explore your curiosity. Live, study and make your art in specially designed studios, classrooms and performance spaces that support a social collective of belonging and innovation. Whether you’re looking for your muse, a distinctive collaboration or your Eureka, you’ll find it in the Creative Arts LLP.
UK College of Fine Arts is the only art college in Kentucky with its own living learning program!
"Being a member of the Creative Arts LLP surrounded me with like-minded artists who were really passionate about their particular talents, whether it be singers, or art historians, or composers etc. The LLP served as a melting pot for different artists to collaborate. My friend has a poetry collection and I compose music, so we’ve teamed up and are now writing a song cycle using her poetry as the text!"
Students in the Creative Arts LLP have access to rooms for group interaction/collaboration as well as spaces for the individual creative process including:
- 4 solo music practice rooms
- Ensemble music practice room
- Performance studio with projection capabilities for dance, music and theatre
- Art studio
- 2 writing studios
- Full-service restaurant next door
Located on north campus in Holmes Hall at the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions, the residence hall is a short walk from the Singletary Center for the Arts, the Art Museum at UK, the Fine Arts Library, White Hall Classroom Building, Fine Arts Building, and the Art and Visual Studies Building. The residence hall is also close to downtown, whether via a stroll, a ride through bike-friendly streets or Lexington’s free trolley system. Safety is of utmost importance; student residents have secure access to the facilities with their student ID cards.
Students benefit from the support of Peer Mentors already engaged with the arts at UK. Faculty from the College of Fine Arts teach connected courses that count toward the Arts and Creativity requirements of the UK Core and organize programming uniquely customized for Creative-Types. Studying doesn't have to be boring on your own in the LLP! In the past "Cocoa and Cram" and "Study and S'mores" have brought in guest speakers on effective studying tips followed by group study sessions for midterms and finals – both with delicious free treats to keep up the energy. Community events like Halloween costume contests, gameday watch parties, and organized group attendance of college performances bring students together for fun and stress relief outside of class.
The Creative Arts LLP is open to all UK first-year and continuing students interested in creative expression and learning. All majors are welcome to apply. Students apply for Living Learning Programs as part of the UK Housing application found on the myUK student portal. Similar to the UK Admissions application, the UK Housing application also has Early Action and Regular Decision Tracks.
New! Creative Arts Diversity Scholarship
In 2021, a UK alumni couple made charitable gifts in the spirit of diversity and inclusion in education, and to help support students in the College's Creative Arts Living Learning Program. The scholarship helps students get inspired, build friendships and explore collaboration in a residential campus community housed in Holmes Hall. Over 250 students live, study and make art in specially designed studios, classrooms and performance spaces.
The Creative Arts Diversity Scholarship is available to every student meeting the following criteria:
- accepted or enrolled full time in the College;
- currently residing, or will reside, in Holmes Hall as part of the Creative Arts Living Learning Program; and
- has unmet financial need.
In order to obtain the educational benefits of a diverse student body, the University will aggressively admit and retain students from all segments of society including students of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, sexes, sexual orientation, gender identities, disability status, religious traditions, political beliefs, and geographic backgrounds. To that end, the donor requests preference for this scholarship be given to African American/Black students. However, every student, regardless of race, who meets the criteria, listed as (1)-(3) above, will have an opportunity to compete for, and be awarded, an award for the 2022-2023 academic year.
To select the scholarship recipient(s) most deserving of this award, the University will conduct a holistic review of each applicant’s qualifications, including contribution to diversity, test scores, grades, essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service, as well as the scholarship criteria, listed as (1)-(3) above.
- To Apply
- Click here to access ScholarshipUniverse
- Enter your UK linkblue email and password.
- Click on the “Applications” tab and locate the Creative Arts Diversity Scholarship Application
- Click “Start Application” to begin applying for the scholarship. You will need to complete each section of questions, including the essays. You can save and continue your application prior to submitting.
- When you log back in to ScholarshipUniverse, your application will now be under “In Progress.”
- Once you complete the application questions and essay, please “Review and Submit” your application. Once submitted, changes cannot be made.