Fund for the Arts provides curriculum-based arts in education experiences to schools and community centers across Greater Louisville, expanding access to the arts for all students. During the 2020-2021 school year, Fund for the Arts invested in 355 arts in education programs, providing 49,487 student experiences across 131 schools and community centers.
Expanding the Fund for the Arts’ Arts in Education Partner Organization List
In response to feedback from teachers, schools, and out-of-school-time staff as well as Greater Louisville arts organizations, Fund for the Arts created this program to add new Arts in Education Partner Organizations to the list of providers that may offer programs as part of the arts in education menu. Expanding the Arts in Education Partner Organization List also aligns with the Fund for the Arts’ strategic plan, a key priority of which is to expand earned income opportunities for Greater Louisville arts organizations and artists.
With this program, our goals are to:
Organizations selected for the Arts in Education Partner Organization List will be able to provide offerings in the Fund for the Arts’ arts in education menus for the 2021 – 2022 school year and summer 2022.
Fund for the Arts’ Arts in Education Initiatives
Fund for the Arts’ arts in education initiatives provide engaging and inspiring arts in education programs during the school day and during out-of-school time.
Programming is provided by Fund for the Arts’ Arts in Education Partner Organizations. Each year, these organizations offer a menu of experiences from which teachers, schools, and out-of-school-time staff select offerings that will most benefit their students (click here to see the 2020-2021 K-5 menu for 5×5 and Teacher Arts Grants, as an example). Fund for the Arts provides grants to teachers, schools, and out-of-school time locations to help underwrite the costs associated with these experiences.
Programs provided by Arts in Education Partner Organizations include:
*Fund for the Arts continues to monitor COVID-19 protocols and work with Greater Louisville school districts to determine whether or not programming can be offered in-person. At this time, we encourage Arts in Education partners to consider hybrid programs, or in-person offerings that can easily adjust to virtual if needed.
All Fund for the Arts’ arts in education initiatives strive to:
Fund for the Arts’ arts in education initiatives primarily serve Greater Louisville, which includes:
Who can apply to be included on the Arts in Education Partner Organization List?
To be eligible, an applicant must meet all the following criteria:
Governance and Staff:
Mission and Programs:
Organizations that do not yet meet these criteria and would like mentorship from a current Arts in Education Partner Organization are welcome to request mentorship through the Fund for the Arts.
How do I apply?
All applications must be submitted online through the Fund for the Arts’ website.
Please note: As part of your application, you must submit two letters of reference from teachers or staff at two different schools or out-of-school-time locations that your organization has served in the last two years.
What is the application and review timeline?
|March 23||Application opens|
|April 14||Application information session at 10am EST via Zoom
To Join Zoom Meeting:
|April 23||Application due by 11:59pm EST|
|April 26 – May 7||Application review|
|May 10-14||Notification of selection|
|May 19||Orientation session at 10am EST via Zoom
To Join Zoom Meeting:
|May 21||Participation agreement due|
|July 2||Program descriptions for 5×5 and Teacher Arts Grants due in the grant system by 11:59pm EST|
What is expected of my organization if our application is approved?
Organizations selected for inclusion on the Arts in Education Partner Organization List must:
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