NeXt! Consulting Projects

If you are an individual interested in being a NeXt! Ambassador, Click Here.

If you are a nonprofit interested in submitting a project, read on:

About NeXt! Consulting Projects

As a part of the NeXt! Program, NeXt! Ambassadors are broken into teams of 5-7 individuals to tackle a single project for a local nonprofit. NeXt! Consulting Projects span an array of areas, but will most often fall into the categories of: collaborative initiatives, audience development, event management, program implementation, business operations, marketing and communications, and fundraising/development.

These projects should realistically be achievable by a small group of NeXt! Ambassadors within a 9-month timeframe, and conversely, should be a large enough undertaking to span the program period. Organizations applying for a NeXt! Consulting Team should be willing and able to provide regular support to the team, and it can come in a variety of forms—staff time and attention, space, budget where applicable (see below), outreach assistance, etc. Projects should create sustainable change and build capacity of nonprofit arts organizations or have a significant impact on arts and culture in Greater Louisville.

NeXt! Ambassadors are excited, engaged and eager to help strengthen Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural community. The Fund for the Arts pairs them with projects and organizations that will give many of them their first taste at arts and culture stewardship.

How do I Apply for a NeXt! Project Team?
Please complete the application online no later than 11:59pm, July 15, 2019. Read the Grant Guidelines below for additional details.

To learn more about the NeXt! Project, or if you have questions, please attend the Applicant Information Session:

June 12, 2019
Republic Bank
9600 Brownsboro Road, Louisville KY 40222

What is the application and selection timeline?

Read the Grant Guidelines below for additional details.

Application Opens              

June 1

Applicant Info Session

June 12 at 9am Republic Bank (9600 Brownsboro Rd)

Applications Due

July 15 at 11:59pm

Applicants selected for Phase 2 Notified

Week of August 12

First NeXt! Meeting Project Pitch Day


Plan to be on-site this day to provide a short pitch of your project

Applicants selected for a NeXt Consulting Project Notified

Late September

Second NeXt! Meeting Project Orientation


Plan to be on-site this day to participate in a project orientation and to meet your team


Learn More and Apply Today!