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The Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts fosters creative intellectual exploration in the pursuit of arts leadership and organizational evolution. Established through a generous gift by the Bertram Klein Family, the award is given annually in honor of Allan Cowen’s 37 years of service to the arts. Cowen’s innovations have served as a foundation for arts organizations and the arts sector across the United States.
The Innovation Fund provides funding for Greater Louisville arts administrators and artists to pursue professional development opportunities which will allow them to explore innovative ideas, further develop their skills, and advance the arts community long term.
Who is eligible?
Award Amount: $5,000
Applications should clearly state how the funding will advance the applicant’s vision for transforming or advancing his/her work and institution.
The award is not intended to serve as or replace funding for traditional professional development activities.Grant Guidelines Click Here to Submit a New Application
June 18: Award availability announced
August 18: Award applications and nominations due by 5 pm EST
Late September: Award recipient announced
Contact Information for proposal submission or questions:
Kat Abner, Impact Officer