LOUISVILLE, KY (September 14, 2022) – Today, Fund for the Arts (FFTA) announced the recipients of its 2023 Sustaining Impact Grant (SIG). A total investment of $2.8 million was made in 28 local arts institutions.

Andre Kimo Stone Guess, President and CEO of Fund for the Arts said, “A cornerstone of our mission at Fund for the Arts is generating resources that invest in and support our community’s arts organizations. Our Sustaining Impact Grant program plays a crucial role in fulfilling that mission. I am proud of the work that these organizations do in the community and I am thankful for the generous support of donors who make these grants possible.”

The purpose of Sustaining Impact Grants is to provide mission-based operating support to Greater Louisville nonprofit arts organizations to ensure the organization’s ongoing capacity to drive community impact. Grantees include organizations representing a wide variety of arts disciplines including dance, folk and traditional arts, literature, museums, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Philip Koester, Executive Director of the Louisville Ballet said, “Louisville Ballet is grateful for the tremendous support we receive through the Fund for the Arts. We are looking forward to our 2022/23 Season of Transcendence and the new arts season in Louisville. I am personally thrilled to be part of this fantastic artistic community in Louisville as we all work together to make our community amazing. Here’s to a vibrant year ahead.”

“We are honored and grateful to be selected as SIG recipients again this year. We are thankful for the hard work of the Fund for the Arts team,” said Darcy Thompson, Executive Director of Louisville Story Program, “Thanks to you, the Louisville Story Program will be able to continue amplifying unheard voices and untold stories and leveraging our authors’ work into additional opportunities for them. We appreciate the partnership and support of the Fund for the Arts through the Sustaining Impact Grant program!”

Congratulations to the following Sustaining Impact Grant recipients:

  • Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED)
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Arts Alliance Southern Indiana
  • Bunbury Repertory Theatre Company
  • Commonwealth Theatre Center, Inc.
  • IDEAS xLab
  • Kentucky Opera Association
  • Kentucky Shakespeare, Inc.
  • KMAC Museum
  • The Little Loomhouse
  • Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
  • The Louisville Academy of Music
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Louisville Chorus
  • Louisville Folk School
  • The Louisville Orchestra, Inc.
  • Louisville Story Program, Inc.
  • Louisville Visual Art
  • Louisville Youth Choir
  • Louisville Youth Orchestra
  • Pandora Productions
  • Portland Museum
  • River City Drum Corp Cultural Arts Institute Inc. LLC
  • Speed Art Museum
  • Squallis Puppeteers
  • StageOne Family Theatre
  • West Louisville Performing Arts Academy
  • Young Authors Greenhouse

About Fund for the Arts
Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission 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. The Fund envisions a healthy and vibrant community where everyone embraces the art that exists in our lives every day, everyone contributes to the well-being of our arts community, and it is understood that everyone belongs to the arts community. The organization facilitates the largest arts grant program in Kentucky and it conducts one of the two oldest united arts fund campaigns in the country. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org


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