Application for Grant Year 2022-2023

Sustaining Impact Grant applications are closed for this grant cycle. Please click here to sign up for Arts Scoop and check back in early 2023 for more information and to apply for Grant Year 2023-2024.


The purpose of Sustaining Impact Grants is to provide mission-based operating support to Greater Louisville nonprofit arts organizations in order to ensure the organization’s ongoing capacity to drive community impact.

The Fund for the Arts recognizes that arts organizations continue to operate under extreme uncertainties, with many unknown variables because of COVID-19. Additionally, the Fund for the Arts recognizes the community’s call for racial equity and is committed to building a more inclusive and equitable community for all as one of our core pillars. In the grant year 2022-2023 Sustaining Impact Grant application, the scoring includes the applicants’ plans to recover from COVID-19 and commitment to rebuilding a thriving, inclusive, and equitable community for all.

To support nonprofit arts organizations in the grant year 2022-2023, Fund for the Arts will invest in arts organizations that:
  • Are essential to Greater Louisville, building a thriving community through the arts.
  • Are equitable and inclusive, intentionally serving and telling the stories of diverse and historically underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • Demonstrate strong plans for maintaining sustainable operations in grant year 2022-2023 and beyond, so that they may recover from COVID-19 and rebuild a thriving, inclusive, and equitable community for all.
  • Are looking for opportunities for new collaborations, shared services, and strategic alliances that could result in cost savings and/or revenue generation across the sector.


Monday, March 7 Sustaining Impact Grant pre-application opens (for new applicants)
Friday, April 1 Pre-Application Due (for new applicants)
Friday, April 15 Sustaining Impact Grant application opens (for returning applicants and eligible new applicants)
Wednesday, April 20

10:30am – 12:00pm

Applicant Information Session

May 4 and June 3
3:30pm – 5:00pmMay 27
Office Hours with FFTA Staff for Application Assistance

Friday, June 10

11:59pm EST

Sustaining Impact Grant application due
August 3-5 Grant Review Panel Interviews

Each applicant meets with the Grant Review Panel for up to 30 minutes. The schedule will be emailed to each applicant by July 1.

by August 31, 2022 Grant award notifications to applicants
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