Invitation to Participate in the 2021 Cultural Pass

All nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Greater Louisville are invited to participate in the 2021 Cultural Pass, a partnership of Louisville Metro Government, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance (ACA), and the Louisville Free Public Library. 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, 2021. 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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 Cultural Pass Committee has created three models for venues to participate. Venues can apply to participate in all three models.

  • In-person general admission at participating venues
  • Virtual programs
  • Cultural Pass Days, which are outdoor events at locations across Greater Louisville. Venues may provide activity booths and/or stage performances/activities.

Applications are due March 19th.

To apply to be a 2021 Cultural Pass Venue:

  1. Read the Guidelines
  2. Complete the application by March 19th.

For questions, email Cultural Pass Project Manager and ACA Executive Administrator Janelle Renee Dunn at