The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and culture institutions for youth ages 0-21. The Pass is valid for a one-time general admission at each of the participating venues and is valid from June 1 through August 6, 2023. The 2023 Cultural Pass is a partnership of Louisville Metro Government, Fund for the Arts, Louisville Free Public Library, and the Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA).
All arts and culture 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with a primary place of business in Bullitt and Jefferson counties in Kentucky; or Clark, Floyd, Harrison counties in Indiana are encouraged to register.
If you are not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and/or located in the counties listed above and would like to be considered for eligibility, please complete the registration. The Cultural Pass Committee will review all submitted registrations. Teaching artists and independent businesses are recommended to apply for the Teaching Artists and Arts Organizations Directory.
Cultural Pass venues are encouraged to become a member of ACA. Please reach out to Kirk Randolph, ACA Treasurer, email@example.com, if you are unsure of your membership status with the ACA or if you would like to join. Annual membership ranges from $50 – $500 based on the size of your overall budget.
The Cultural Pass venue application is a 2-step process:
|Wednesday, February 1||Registration Opens|
|Friday, February 3
|Venue Registration Information Session|
February 6 – March 20
Virtual Office Hours
Virtual Office Hours are available for anyone planning to apply as a Cultural Pass venue, to provide time for questions with FFTA staff. Additional resources include the Grant Guidelines and recorded Info Session. RSVP is not required.
|Monday, February 20
|By Friday, February 24
|Applicants Notified of Registration Status
Link for Offering Description and Offering Description Information Session emailed to Primary and Secondary contacts.
Friday, March 3
|Offering Description Information Session
|Monday, March 20
|Offering Description due in online grant portal|
|March 21-31||Review Period
Primary and Secondary Contacts may be contacted for additional information.
|By Friday, March 31
|Applicants Notified of Award Status|
|April 2023||Pass Creation
Primary and Secondary Contacts will be contacted for additional information and/or to proof venue listing prior to Pass printing.
|May 2023||Venue Orientation
Date(s) and Time(s) TBA
|June 1-August 6||Cultural Pass 2023|
|June 2023||Venue Payment 1|
|Friday, July 7||Tracking Period 1 (June 1-30) Report Due in the Online Grant Portal|
|Wednesday, August 15||Tracking Period 2 (July 1-August 6) Final Report Due in the Online Grant Portal|
|Late August 2023, TBA||Virtual Venue Feedback Session|
|September 2023||Venue Payment 2|
We encourage all interested venues to attend the virtual info sessions and office hours listed above. You may also contact the Fund for the Arts Community Investment & Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 882-8696.
Cultural Pass is also made possible with the support of Bullitt County Public Library, Charlestown-Clark County Public Library, Floyd County Public Library, Harrison County Public Library, and Jeffersonville Township Public Library.