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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.

COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants for Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations

COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants for Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations provide small but quick grants to organizations to help stabilize organizations by 1) maintaining essential functions and 2) retaining core staff throughout the current public health crisis and ensure their future success.

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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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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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Arts in Education Partner Expansion Pilot

Arts in Education Partners provide arts in education programs to schools and community centers in Greater Louisville through Fund for the Arts grant opportunities, like 5X5 and Teacher Arts Grants

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Opening Night Series Call for Project Applications

The Churchill Downs Opening Night series is a year-round series by the Fund for the Arts and participating arts organizations in Louisville. The year-long partnership will help develop a growing audience for Churchill Downs Opening Night, spring and fall meets, and reinforce the brand and reputation of CDI as an anchor corporate partner and leader in our community.

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Opening Night

Fund for the Arts and Churchill Downs will partner once again 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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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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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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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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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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Community Music Partnership

The Community Music Partnership is a joint effort of the Louisville Metro Council and the Louisville Federation of Musicians

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