Healing and Rebuilding

In March of 2017, we launched the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Cultural Plan, with the vision to ensure arts access, education, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cultivate and promote Greater Louisville as a nationally recognized city of the arts. The irony is that none of us could have imagined the challenges that we would face in 2020. But in the face of a global pandemic and the rise of a long-overdue racial justice movement, Greater Louisville artists and arts organizations have been incredibly resilient.

Through all of this, the arts have been a powerful source for healing and rebuilding. As our community continues to face the challenges that this year has brought, we need your help. This year, our artists and organizations have persevered through closures and cancellations, through devastating budget cuts and extensive furloughs. Louisville artists have found new and creative ways to continue serving our community. Through parking lot performances, porch concerts, and delivering arts supplies to the homes of students, our artists have been at the front lines of helping this community to heal and rebuild.

Fund for the Arts has worked hard to serve as a leader and convener as our community heals and rebuilds. We have provided new funding opportunities and support for our artists and arts organizations to increase the impact of the arts and to help our community move forward.

We need your help to ensure that Louisville’s artists and arts organizations can continue serving our community for many years to come.

Your gift now will support the long-term recovery of our treasured institutions and it will support the work that artists are doing to support people in every Louisville neighborhood during this challenging time.

Healing and Rebuilding are the themes for our work at the Fund for the Arts this year. There is no more important work than this in 2020 and well into 2021. Thank you for helping to make this work possible. As we look ahead, we are optimistic for a brighter future and we believe in the powerful work of our arts community.



We are working to maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education, and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections.


Events listed on Arts Link App are subject to closures and cancellations as a result of COVID-19 Concerns

With the Louisville Arts Link App you now have a central arts calendar and can view upcoming events, purchase tickets, access your Arts Card, receive Arts Card discounts, access donor benefits, and even become a donor!



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EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative

The EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative is designed to increase and re-enforce opportunities for Louisville area children to have access to the arts as a critical component of their overall educational experience.  Includes programs serving all grade levels and establishing experiences across all Arts disciplines: drama, theatre, music and visual arts. Fund for the Arts Cultural Partners offer a variety of education programs in all arts disciplines.

Arts for Kosair Kids®

Launched in the fall of 2015, Arts for Kosair Kids® has engaged more than 360 youth on a weekly basis with arts residencies at the Americana Community Center, Home of the Innocents, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, Louisville Central Community Center, Summit Academy and Visually Impaired Preschool Services

2019 Awards in the Arts

This annual signature event celebrates the very best of the arts while kicking off Derby Week at historic Churchill Downs. 2019 sponsorship and ticket sales are now available!

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