Judy Sizemore is a freelance writer, arts and cultural consultant, community artist and teaching artist. She serves as an arts education consultant to Kentucky Educational Television, the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and several school districts, focusing on integrating arts across the curriculum and 21st Century Learning Skills/Unbridled Learning. She developed the Arts across the Curriculum Program for the City of Berea and helps to coordinate the city’s annual Festival of Learnshops. She was instrumental in developing the Community Scholars Program of the Kentucky Folklife Program. She is certified as both a Community Scholar and Community Scholar Trainer and serves as a cultural researcher for Berea College External Programs. She has developed regional and community-based cultural heritage driving tours, cell phone tours and cultural websites.
Sizemore served as outreach director for the Kentucky Arts Council for four years and before that as a regional circuit rider for the Kentucky Arts Council in Eastern Kentucky. In this capacity she provided consulting services to arts organizations, schools, government entities and nonprofit organizations that wanted to initiate or expand arts programming. She provided assistance in grant writing, resulting in numerous successful applications to the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her areas of expertise include arts education planning and assessment, arts integration in the classroom, cultural asset inventory and folk & traditional art.