Fund for the Arts 5×5 Initiative provides elementary school students with a continuum of arts experiences. The goal is for every student to have at least five (5) arts and culture experiences by the completion of grade five (5).

5×5 engages students in performances, workshops, and residencies offered by the Fund for the Arts’ arts in education partner organizations. All experiences offered are connected to Kentucky Core Content and are designed to enhance what students are already learning in the classroom.

Serving students K-5 during school hours in Jefferson County Public Schools, KY; New Albany Floyd County Public Schools, IN; and Clark County, IN schools

Please contact Fund for the Arts Impact Team with any questions:

Email: grants@fundforthearts.org


5×5 Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 School Year! Applications are due August 30, 2019. Visit the links below to apply.

K-5 Brochure


Click Here to start a NEW Application Click Here to access IN-PROGRESS Applications

“The arts are a critical component in a child’s education. The Fine Arts curriculum supports the development of creative thinking, flexibility, and the ability to work and collaborate with others. Students are given opportunities to explore and develop their talents and showcase their individual gifts. Fine Arts education is also important to brain development, thus resulting in increased achievement and motivation in academics.”

– Amy Niemeier, Principal at Slate Run Elementary School