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Award recognizes excellence in arts leadership and service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 24, 2019) – Fund for the Arts received The Dream Maker Award by the Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED) at the Muhammad Ali Center on Sunday, June 23. Presented at the Third Annual Dream Maker Awards Dinner, the award recognizes the substantial impact to the arts made by an individual, organization, or company that provides safe and productive environments for young art expression.

“I am excited and touched to be receiving The Dream Maker Award on behalf of the Fund for the Arts,” said Christen Boone, Fund for the Arts president and CEO. “This award is in recognition of our incredible team, who has worked tirelessly to expand arts access. We help lift up organizations and artists from our communities, working each day to amplify diversity, inclusivity and equity.”

The mission of the Fund for the Arts is to maximize the impacts of arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections. By investing in world-class arts organizations, driving collaborative initiatives, fueling innovative arts-in-education programs and engaging corporate partnerships throughout the region, the Fund for the Arts hopes to both excite and inspire different communities in Louisville.

The Dream Maker Award is presented to an individual, organization or company who has played an important role in AMPED’s efforts to provide a safe and productive environment for youth to express themselves creatively through music. AMPED is a non-profit 501 c3 youth program that focuses on music and aims to provide a safe and productive environment for youth to explore their creativity through music composition, song writing, engineering, recording, video, photography, web design, marketing and more. This is the third Annual AMPED Dream Maker Awards Dinner, where they recognize those who have helped create safe and productive environments for young people.

“Because of the Fund for the Arts we are beginning to see access, opportunity, and equity in the Arts community,” said Dave Christopher, AMPED executive director and founder.

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 2020, the region’s arts & 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


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