Initiated through the Alfred P. Gerriets Hope Initiative, the Urban Arts Collaborative is a grant and shared service program developed to support grass roots arts organizations providing arts training primarily to at-risk youth. The Urban Arts Collaborative is designed to build capacity and sustainability through monetary and non-monetary support for arts organizations serving the target population.

The objectives of the Urban Arts Collaborative include:

  • Higher rates of participating youth graduating high school
  • Higher rates of participating youth attending college or achieving job placement
  • Higher rates of participating youth reading at grade level
  • Higher self-confidence and optimism for their own future.
  • Increased organizational capacity of participating organizations.

River City Drum Corp, La’Nita Rocknettes School of Dance, and West Louisville Performing Arts Academy are participating in the Urban Arts Collaborative’s inaugural year.

Please contact Christa Iwu, Impact Coordinator at the Fund for the Arts, with any questions:

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