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Prospective Students, Parents, and Educators

For three weeks every summer, Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are invited to grow and learn together at the Governor’s School for the Arts’ college summer residence program. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, film + photography, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

    The honor of experiencing GSA includes:

    • Attending the program for FREE (all students receive full tuition, room and board).
    • Opportunities to learn in a supportive community of distinguished master-teachers.
    • College preparation, career counseling, and the chance to meet college representatives during an exclusive GSA college fair.
    • Arts-related community service opportunities.
    • The excitement of performing/exhibiting at the Student Festival at the conclusion of the program.
    • Serious fun!

    Students are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips. While each student specializes in one art form, all students participate in structured, interdisciplinary arts experiences designed to familiarize them with the joys and challenges of specialties other than their own.  Upon completion of the summer program, students become part of the ever-growing GSA alumni network, gaining a variety of opportunities such as scholarships and funding through the Toyota Alumni Fund. 


    Students, Parents, Educators (or any supporter of the arts) can use the tools below to learn more about GSA, from the application process to the summer program itself.

    GSA 2023 Brochure: Coming this fall

    GSA 101 Powerpoint: Want to give a presentation about GSA to your community? Utilize this powerpoint we created for 2022, which includes presenter notes to help you discuss the summer program and application process. An updated powerpoint for 2023 will come this fall.

    Applicant Guides: Want to know the application requirements that GSA had in all 9 artforms for 2022? Review those guides here. Please note that applicant guides are subject to change every year.

    How To Submit The Best Videos For Your ApplicationAcceptd is the platform GSA uses for students to submit their application every fall. In the application, we'll ask you to shoot and submit videos. Please review this link for tips and tricks on how to do just that. Not everything suggested in this video is necessary for GSA, but it's a great overview!

    GSA YouTube Channel: We suggest that you review the "GSA 2022" playlist. Videos for GSA 2023 will be posted this fall.

    GSA Instagram & Facebook: Use these social media platforms to keep yourself up-to-date about our program. Let's connect!


    The GSA Administration Team is available to talk Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm EST. You can contact us via email at or phone at (502) 566-5192. If we are unable to answer your phone call, please leave us a detailed voicemail with your name, phone number, and message, and we'll give you a call back as soon as possible.

    Please note that all emails and voicemails may be answered in up to 48 business hours.

    The Governor’s School for the Arts seeks and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and identities, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, mental and physical health/ability, language, hometown, high school, religious belief, or cultural background. Translations of our materials are available upon request.

    El Instituto de Bellas Artes del Gobernador (Governor’s School for the Arts) busca y recibe solicitantes de todo tipo de origen e identidad, independientemente de su raza, identidad de género, orientación sexual, situación social económica, habilidades o salud mentales y físicas, idioma, creencia religiosa u origen cultural. Se puede proporcionar traducciones de nuestros materiales a petición del interesado.

    Governor’s School for the Arts(州长艺术学校)竭诚欢迎不限种族、性别认同、性取向、社会经济地位、心理和身体健康/能力、语言、宗教信仰和文化背景的各种背景和身份的申请者。您可以向我们发送请求,索取材料的翻译版本。

    Governor’s School for the Arts(州長藝術學校)竭誠歡迎不限種族、性別認同、性取向、社會經濟地位、心理/身體健康/能力、語言、宗教信仰和文化背景的所有背景和身份的申請人。您可以向我們發送請求,索取資料的翻譯版本。

    تبحث مدرسة Governor’s School للفنون عن متقدمين من جميع الخلفيات والهويات وترحب بهم، بغض النظر عن العرق أو الهوية الجنسية أو الميل الجنسي أو الحالة الاجتماعية الاقتصادية أو الصحة / القدرة العقلية والبدنية أو اللغة أو المعتقد الديني أو الخلفية الثقافية. ترجمات موادنا متوفرة عند الطلب.

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