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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.

Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts

The Allan Cowen Innovation Award fosters creative intellectual exploration in pursuit of arts leadership and organizational evolution.
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Art in Lou- Call for Artists (Buskers)

Art in Lou is a partnership of Fund for the Arts and Louisville Tourism to bring Louisville streets and public spaces to life with the arts. More arts & culture, for more people, in more places.

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Artists as Change Agents

Immersive, innovative workshops for a cohort of individual/teaching artists to develop as community leaders and effect systems-level change.

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NeXt! Consulting Projects

NeXt! Consulting Projects pair nonprofits with a team of young professionals (NeXt Ambassadors) to take on capacity-building projects and development.

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ArtsMatch

ArtsMatch is a matching grant opportunity for cultural providers (individuals, artists, cultural groups, organizations, etc) to reach new audiences and invest in innovation.

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Imagine Greater Louisville 2020

Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 provides a shared vision for the role arts, culture and creativity can play in this stronger future.

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Opening Night

Fund for the Arts and Churchill Downs will partner for the third year to showcase the arts community on Opening Night of Derby Week. Local artists will be selected to perform arts experiences throughout Churchill Downs Racetrack and on Churchill Downs’ Big Board
during the evening.

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Awards in the Arts

The event honors Greater Louisville’s extraordinary arts community and includes an awards presentation, horse racing, arts performances around the racetrack, and a VIP reception in the Stakes Room at Churchill Downs.

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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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William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts

Established in 1987, the Whittenberg Scholarship supports young performing artists in their pursuit of advanced study.

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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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Imagine 2020 Mural Festival

The Imagine Mural Festival brings murals of all scales to a select Louisville neighborhood each year, engaging residents, business owners, and tourists from across Louisville and beyond.

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NeXt Consulting Projects

NeXt! Consulting Projects span an array of areas, but will most often fall into the categories of: collaborative initiatives, audience development, event management, program implementation, business operations, marketing and communications, and fundraising/development.

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