2020 Summer Cultural Pass Dates: June 1 – August 8
Rules and Invitation to Participate
Deadline: January 31, 2020
In partnership with Metro Louisville, Arts & Culture Alliance,
Louisville Free Public Library, and Fund for the Arts
Invitation to participate
All nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Greater Louisville are invited to participate in the 2020 Cultural Pass, a partnership of Louisville Metro Government, Fund for the Arts, Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA), and the Louisville Free Public Library.
Please note that all Cultural Pass venues must be a member of ACA. Please reach out to Robin Miller if you are unsure of your membership status with the ACA or if you would like to join. Annual membership ranges from $50 – $500 based on the size of your overall budget.
If you would like to participate in the 2020 Cultural Pass, please complete the application online HERE by Friday, January 31, 2020.
For questions, email Robin Miller at email@example.com.
What is the Cultural Pass?
The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for the children of Greater Louisville. The Pass is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating venues and is valid from June 1 to August 8, 2020. Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community. Nearly 240,000 passes have been issued since the program’s inception in 2014.
In 2019, Cultural Pass holders made 40,099 visits to 59 venues. Additionally, 79% of pass holders visited at least one venue for the time because of the Cultural Pass.
The Vision of the Cultural Pass:
A Cultural Pass for children of all ages that supports and encourages life-long learning by providing access to the region’s art and cultural institutions.
The 2020 Cultural Pass is daily managed by the Fund for the Arts, in conjunction with ACA, and overseen by a Coordinating Committee, comprised of representatives from the Louisville Mayor’s Office, ACA, Louisville Free Public Library, Jefferson County Public Schools, and the Fund for the Arts. The Education/Collaboration Committee of ACA serves as an advisory committee providing feedback, ideas, and suggestions.
The 2020 Cultural Pass is available starting June 1, 2020 and may be picked up at any Louisville Free Public Library branch and participating regional libraries. Pass holders register for their pass at the same time as they register for participating libraries’ Summer Reading Programs. Pass holders can register and track the progress of their Cultural Pass participation online via Beanstack, the libraries’ summer reading platform.
Cultural Pass Launch Day
The official Cultural Pass Launch Day will be on May 30, 2020 at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and all participating Cultural Pass venues are invited to participate with an interactive display table to entice patrons to learn about their venue. This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff Day. It is typically held from around 9am-1pm, and venues will be provided with a table. Venues are also invited to perform an act or demonstration on the main stage during that day, which is another opportunity for your venue to interact with Cultural Pass participants.
Prizes for Summer Participation
Pass holders are encouraged to visit as many venues as they are able. Pass holders who visit the most venues are entered in a drawing for tickets, season passes, and other prizes provided by Cultural Pass venues.
Official Rules of the 2020 Cultural Pass
Pass Valid: June 1 – August 8, 2020
The Cultural Pass is not valid with other venue offers.
What we ask of Participating Venues:
What is Provided to Participating Venues & Benefits of Participation:
To Apply, visit www.fundforthearts.org/culturalpass