The Cultural Advisory Council provides guidance to the Fund for the Arts Community Impact Committee as it determines the strategic direction of the Fund for the Arts grants and investments and fulfills its governance responsibilities. The Council has three main roles:

  • Providing feedback on programs, processes, criteria, evaluation, and improvements for strategic initiatives, collective impact, and grant programs.
  • Representing the interests and needs of the arts and culture sector as a whole, and the community at large, and under the framework of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 and the strategic mission of the Fund for the Arts.
  • Serving as a connector, communicator, and advocate of the Fund for the Arts to and from their respective stakeholders and partners.

Cultural Advisory Council Call for Nominations

Fund for the Arts is currently seeking nominations for the Cultural Advisory Council.  The deadline to submit nominations and self-nominations is November 23, 2018.



Who may serve on the Cultural Advisory Council?

The Cultural Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from:

  • The Greater Louisville arts and culture sector. Greater Louisville is defined as: Washington, Scott, Clark, Harrison, and Floyd counties in Indiana; and Jefferson, Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky.
  • Fund for the Arts community partners, such as the Arts & Culture Alliance, Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, out-of-school-time providers, and public and private school systems.
  • Major grant programs of the Fund for the Arts, such as Sustaining Impact Grants, Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, ArtsMatch, Arts for Kosair Kids®, Cultural Pass, 5×5, Teacher Arts Grants, etc.

As a whole, the Cultural Advisory Council reflects the diversity of the Greater Louisville community with special attention paid to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

Members of the Cultural Advisory Council also represents a diversity of artistic disciplines and size of organization.

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