Our Mission: Kentucky Humanities is dedicated to Telling Kentucky’s Story through programs and services.
Our mission hasn’t changed, however, COVID-19 has us making adjustments to the way in which we develop a relationship with every single Kentuckian.
Since March 1, many organizations and schools have had to postpone indefintiely Chautauqua programs due to COVID. Organizations are beginning to ask about rescheduling these presentations. Kentucky Humanities understands that some organizations and schools have had to postpone these programs. As organizations are beginning to think about rescheduling Kentucky Chautauqua programs, we want to make certain that we put the health and safety of our Chautauquans/Speakers and their audiences as the number one priority.
We have NOT decided at this point in time to begin offering our Chautauqua presentations virtually yet. However, we are considering the possibility in the future depending on the needs of the schools and the organizations that wish to proceed with their programming in the fall or next spring.
We have developed some procedures for in-person presentations to provide to the sponsoring organizations, should you decide you want to do an in-person presentation. But we realize that many of you are not willing to do this yet. And we can't predict when the time will be right to return to a normal presentation.
Our Chautuaquans and Speakers are independent contractors and in control of their own schedules. When booking organizations are ready to reschedule the postponed presentation or schedule a new presentation, the first step is to contact the presenter to discuss dates and venue with the presenter. A presenter has the right to decline the presentation, if they are not comfortable with the organization's venue.
The presenter will confirm booking dates in good faith to perform with the following stipulations:
The presenter will postpone the presentation prior to the event, if:
If any of these exceptions occur, we will rebook for a date when it is safe to do so.