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Fund for the Arts
ANNOUNCED TODAY: THE 2021 CULTURAL PASS FOR SOUTHERN INDIANA
LOUISVILLE (May 27) – After a long year of navigating arts and culture experiences online, Fund for the Arts (FFTA) and the Arts and Culture Alliance (ACA) are reminding parents and caregivers of the fun and free in-person learning opportunities for Southern Indiana students throughout the summer.
FFTA, ACA, and the Jeffersonville Township Public Library today announced details of this year’s Cultural Pass program for Southern Indiana at JTPL. Even though COVID-19 kept arts and culture organizations’ doors closed to many in-person gatherings last year, this year’s Cultural Pass will see organizations re-opening their doors to families for both in-person and virtual events.
“The Cultural Pass provides incredible, world-class arts opportunities for our community’s children that promote both summer learning and summer fun,” said Christen Boone, President & CEO of Fund for the Arts. “This year, families will have a wider variety of ways to participate than ever before with virtual and in-person experiences available.”
The 2021 Cultural Pass for Southern Indiana is presented by the Fund for the Arts, in partnership with the Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA), the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, the Charlestown-Clark County Public Library, the Floyd Public Library, and the Harrison County Public Library. The admission-free program supports and encourages summer learning by providing in-person and online access to 51 of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions, including Carnegie Center for Art & History, Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, Falls of the Ohio State Park, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, and Indian Creek Trail for children and young adults up to age 21. The Cultural Pass is valid from June 1 to August 8 for one-time general admission and exclusive access to activities and content accessible from the convenience of home.
“The Arts & Culture Alliance is thrilled to be facilitating the Cultural Pass program again this year,” said Barbara Lynne Jamison, General Director/CEO of Kentucky Opera and Chair of the ACA Executive Committee. “After spending many long months at home, we are excited to offer children and their families these admission-free opportunities to be creative, active, and engaged in the community again this summer.
Clark County residents can register and track the progress of their Cultural Pass online at https://jefflibrary.org/ or http://clarkco.lib.in.us/ and are encouraged to visit as many venues as they are able. Floyd County residents can register at http://floydlibrary.org/ and Harrison County residents can visit https://hcpl.lib.in.us/ to register. For online experiences, participants will find badge icons for each venue along with special links to virtual Cultural Pass activities.
Residents of Jefferson County and Bullitt County in Kentucky are also eligible to participate in the 2021 Cultural Pass. Those residents should register online through their public library.
About Fund for the Arts
Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education, and quality of life in our community. The Fund is a convener, promoter, leader, and driver of Imagine Greater Louisville 2025, the region’s arts and cultural plan. It facilitates the largest arts grant program in Kentucky as well as conducts one of the oldest united arts campaigns in the country. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org.