Fund for the Arts supports world-class institutions that bring national acclaim, exciting performances and exhibits to every corner of our community. Each organization that receives support enriches Greater Louisville, making it a great place to live, work and visit.


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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Sustaining Impact Grants

Sustaining Impact Grants provide mission-based operating support to charitable arts organizations whose programming supports the priorities of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 in order to ensure the organization’s ongoing capacity to drive community impact.

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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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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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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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Cultural Pass

The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children of Metro Louisville.

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