When it comes to the arts, Louisville rivals those of the nation’s most renowned cities.
Our community boasts a vibrant visual art scene, world-class performing arts organizations
and leading youth training programs. The breadth and diversity of our arts community—from
theatres to museums, concerts to galleries—drives economic development. Access to the arts
enhances quality of life throughout the region for everyone. The arts are simply a defining
strength for this creative, vibrant city. Fund for the Arts strives to make arts available to
every child and to everyone in our region.
Nearly 20% of children in our community are not graduating high school.
Improving access to the arts, in classrooms and out of school, can give every child the chance
to succeed not only academically but also in life.
Young people with high arts involvement are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
3 times more likely to be elected to class office.
A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, and low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. Furthermore, students with high arts participation and low-socioeconomic status have a four percent high school dropout rate – five times lower than that of their low-socioeconomic status peers.
Through the EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative, Fund for the Arts leverages the support of nearly 20,000 donors to engage students, inspire excellence and accelerate academic success. Serving all grade levels, the EVERY CHILD Arts in Education Initiative utilizes the power of the arts to enhance in-school and out-of-school learning.
Learn more about the community impact of the Every Child Arts in Education Initiative
If you are a first time applicant and/or have questions about programming, please contact Christa Iwu, Impact Coordinator, at 502.882.8695 or email@example.com