2023 Cultural Pass Venue Registration

What is Cultural Pass? 

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). 

Who may register as a Cultural Pass venue? 

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, karandol@ius.edu, 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.

Please note: 

  • All Cultural Pass offerings must take place in one of the participating counties: Bullitt and Jefferson counties in Kentucky; Clark, Floyd, Harrison counties in Indiana. 
  • Applicants who are previous Cultural Pass venue participants and/or current Fund for the Arts grantees must be compliant with all grant requirements and reporting in order to be eligible for this opportunity. 

How does my organization apply to be a Cultural Pass venue? 

The Cultural Pass venue application is a 2-step process:  

  1. Registration 
    • Read the entire Venue Grant Guidelines document. 
    • Attend the Venue Registration Information Session (see Timeline for details). 
    • Submit your registration application through the Fund for the Arts online grant portal no later than 11:59pm EST Monday, February 20.
  2. Offering Description 
    • If selected from registration to advance, Fund for the Arts will notify the primary, secondary, and additional contact email addresses provided in the registration application by 11:59pm EST Friday, February 24.  
    • Selected venues will have until 11:59pm EST March 20 to complete and submit the Offering Description for consideration in the Fund for the Arts online grant portal. 

Preliminary Venue Timeline: 

Wednesday, February 1  Registration Opens 
Friday, February 3 

11:00am-12:00pm EST 

Venue Registration Information Session 



February 6 – March 20 


12:30pm-1:30pm EST 



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 


11:59pm EST 

Registration Closes 
By Friday, February 24 


11:59pm EST 

Applicants Notified of Registration Status 


Link for Offering Description and Offering Description Information Session emailed to Primary and Secondary contacts. 


Friday, March 3 


11:00am-12:00pm EST  


Offering Description Information Session 



Monday, March 20 


11:59pm EST 

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 


11:59pm EST 

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 



Apply today!


Additional questions? 

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 grants@fundforthearts.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. 

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