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Fund for the Arts invests in artists and arts leaders to hone their craft and contribute to the creative foundation of our community.

Black Artists Fund Grants

Grants to fund new works created by Black artists to celebrate, build awareness, and amplify the creations of the many talented Black artists in Greater Louisville.

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COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants

Grants to provide assistance to small, independent, Black-owned restaurants that have an immediate financial need due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants

COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants for Individual Artists

COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants for Performing Artists are for individual artists across all performing arts disciplines who are struggling to have their basic needs (shelter, food, and medical) met due to loss of artistic income from COVID-19.

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Culinary Initiative Strategic Relief Fund

In partnership with Ashbourne Farms and through the generous support of Austin & Janie Musselman, Fund for the Arts Culinary Initiative is launching a Strategic Relief Fund in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19.

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ArtsMatch

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William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts

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Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts

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James Welch Sr. Arts Leadership Award

The James Welch Sr. Arts Leadership Award honors an individual who, through volunteer commitment and ongoing leadership, has made a substantial impact to the arts community in Louisville and throughout the Kentuckiana region.

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The National Scholastic Arts Awards

The National Scholastic Arts Awards began in 1923 by M.R. Robinson, the founder of Scholastic Inc. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the most longest‐running and prestigious recognition program for creative teenage students grades 7 ‐12.

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Fran Huettig Public Art Series

Fran Huettig Public Art Series is a partnership between Fund for the Arts and 1619 Flux Art + Activism. The project series is funded by the Fund for the Arts and Barbara and Kara Nichols of 1619 Flux, in memory of the late Fran Huettig, a supporter of public art and long-time employee of Fund for the Arts.

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