In the spring a young [person’s] fancy lightly turns to thoughts of….ARTS!

Apologies to Lord Tennyson because we’ve misquoted him (slightly). The Fund for the Arts is 62 years old – and this week we’re feeling pretty sprightly. It could be the weather-  but it’s more likely because of all the youth-oriented programs and performances on the horizon. Check out some of our programs and Arts by and for our young people!

  • On Saturday, the Louisville Youth Choir presents Global Rhythms:  World Music Festival! Bringing Bollywood to Louisville in a concert celebrating diverse music and dance!  Nearly 200 artists will perform with the Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Brown Theatre. The Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble concert series showcases music and dance from around the world AND the Louisville Youth Choir will be a featured guest artist along with the River City Drum Corps and instrumentalists from EKU. The Louisville Youth Choir is producing this concert in partnership with the Fund for the Arts as part of the Yum! Family Concert Series. Don’t miss it – it’s fun for all! Click here for information.

By the way, in case you didn’t see it on our facebook page – ArtsRush! tickets for this performance can be purchased for $10 now! And, there’s no limit, so bring your friends! Just visit the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts Box Office!

  • Know a talented young person who’s spending their days frantically filling out college applications? If they’re looking to pursue advanced study in the performing arts – send them here – to the William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Excellence. The Whittenberg Scholarship was established in 1987 to enable gifted students with limited financial support to pursue advanced study in the performing arts. Past winners include dancers with the New York City Ballet, musicians at orchestras across the country, and a Dancing with the Stars winner ! The deadline is March 31 at 12 noon – so get started now!
  • On Sunday, March 20th at the Brown Theatre, the Louisville Youth Orchestra presents Tried and True – part of their Classical Discovery Series and another Yum! Family Concert Series performance. The Louisville Youth Orchestra is open to young musicians aged 5 to 21. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by the talent onstage! Learn more by visiting here.
  • Looking for Spring Break activities for your kids? Join the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, April 4th through 8th , from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for drop-in workshops during the JCPS Spring Break. KMAC will offer a fun hands-on project each day and your child will take home their own artistic masterpiece! Click here for more information.
  • “What’s NeXt?” Well, for the “older” young person – the Fund for the Arts is taking applications for NeXt! – the leadership development program for young professionals. We’re preparing young professionals for volunteer leadership roles in arts and cultural interests with a strategic focus on strong corporate citizenship. The NeXt! generation of Arts champions will be fully prepared to infuse new energy and life into the strong foundation currently supporting our Arts scene! Applications are available online by visiting here. The deadline is April 15th.

There’s no doubt – our community definitely has talent. But, it must be nurtured to develop. So – attend, participate and support! Visit here to make a gift to the Fund for the Arts campaign – or just say “yes” when we visit your workplace!

Arts keep you young!

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