Fund for the Arts Grant Programs

At Fund for the Arts, our mission is to contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community by generating resources for, investing in, and supporting our local arts, artists, and arts organizations. Keep scrolling to learn more about our current and upcoming funding opportunities!

The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts

Awards scholarship funding to young artists to pursue advanced study in the performing arts. 
Applications open February 15 – March 31, 2023.
We welcome applications from: Individual artists ages 16-22

Sustaining Impact Grants

Unrestricted, operating grants for nonprofit arts organizations.
Applications will open in the spring of 2023.
We welcome applications from: Greater Louisville nonprofit arts organizations. See grant guidelines for eligibility.


HeARTS is an arts initiative supported by Louisville Metro Government that will provide arts programs in community centers and public places across the city. HeARTS is an investment in art as a powerful and transformational tool for healing, building trust, and community cohesion.
The application is now closed.

Community Event Mini-Grant

Community Event Mini-Grants support the implementation of short-term or one-time innovative and creative events that engage communities within specific neighborhoods of Greater Louisville. This grant program is part of the Arts in Neighborhoods initiative.
Deadlines: January 30 & March 13, 2023
We welcome applications from: Individual artists, arts organizations, or institutions looking to host an in-person neighborhood event that is artistic in nature.

Cultural Pass

The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for youth.
Applications are open Feb 1 – 20, 2023.
We welcome applications from: Greater Louisville arts and culture organizations

Greater Louisville Teaching Artists and Organizations Directory

The purpose of the directory is to identify and promote programs provided by teaching artists and/or arts organizations, and to connect teaching artists and/or arts organizations with community partners.  
Deadline: Ongoing
We welcome applications from: Teaching Artists and Arts Organizations


5×5 provides funding to elementary schools to enhance classroom instruction for K-5 students.
Applications will open in summer of 2023.
We welcome applications from: Elementary school teachers and administrators in Jefferson County Public Schools and New Albany Floyd County Schools

Teacher Arts Grants (TAG)

Teacher Arts Grants (TAG) provide funding to K-12 teachers and schools to enhance classroom instruction.
Applications will open in summer of 2023.
We welcome applications from: K-12 school teachers and administrators in Bullitt, Jefferson, Clark, and Floyds Counties

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