At Fund for the Arts, we believe that the arts are for all and more than that, that the arts live within all of us. Many of us are artists and have always been artists, whether or not we make a living creating art. But this thing that we call life and the reality check that comes along with it has convinced us that we can’t find a way to make it through life being who we are – artists. Instead, we feel we have to try to find ourselves in something else.
The arts are one of the purest expressions of the human condition. It is through the arts and the work of artists that we can make sense of the world that we inhabit.
The world is a much better place because of the arts. And the world is a much better place when artists are making and sharing their art at all levels — beginner, amateur, grassroots, community, and professional.
The sooner you can look in the mirror and say to yourself, “I am an artist,” regardless of your training or skill level, the quicker you will begin to make it through life being who you truly are. If would could all embrace and accept our inner artist imagine how compassionate, inspired, and connected our communities would become.
To support the impact of the arts on every person in our Great Louisville community, make a gift to Fund for the Arts today!
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.
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
The 2021 Imagine Mural Festival will bring together collaborative teams of interdisciplinary artists to create multimedia art installations in the downtown Louisville blocks adjacent to the Muhammad Ali Center. Click here to learn more about the mural festival.