HeARTS is an arts initiative supported by Louisville Metro Government that will provide arts programs in community centers and public places across the city and county. HeARTS is an investment in arts as a powerful and transformational tool for healing, building trust, and community cohesion. Post-pandemic, participation in arts reduces isolation and rebuilds community networks; in a violence epidemic and community suffering from racism as a public health crisis, arts are a strategy in a community’s fostering of empathy, conflict resolution, and positive mental health.
Teaching artists and/or arts organizations engaged in HeARTS are encouraged to participate in HeARTS-related programming throughout the period of fall 2022 through summer 2023. Specific program schedules are flexible and will vary throughout the program year.
|Age of participants||Programs for all ages|
|Program duration||Fall 2022 – Winter 2023
|Pay rate||See “Program Duration” above, for information about stipends and budgets|
|How many program spaces are available?||Anticipating 20 opportunities for teaching artists and/or arts organizations for fall 2022 – summer 2023|
|Age of participants||Students in groups by elementary, middle, and high school grade level|
|Program duration||8-week sessions throughout the academic year, about 10 teaching hours per week, tentatively 4:30-6:30p, Monday – Friday|
|Pay rate||$1,000 weekly rate, $8,000 per session paid to teaching artist and/or arts organization for planning and teaching time, program supplies, and travel|
|How many program spaces are available?||Anticipating 4 teaching artist and/or arts organization contracts for 8-week sessions in spring 2023 academic semester|