About Arts + Creative Industries

We strive to activate Louisville through the arts and creative industries by providing programs and direct support across the following focus areas: arts experiences for everyone, a creative workforce, and creative community spaces and neighborhoods.

Programs managed by the Office of Arts + Creative Industries are supported by public and private sources:

  • External Agency Fund (EAF) grants are funded by the Louisville Metro Government operating budget.
  • The Public Space Art Fund, established in 2010, is a restricted agency fund that is funded by Metro Council appropriations and/or by funds received from private development projects as outlined in Section 5.12.2 of the Louisville Metro Land Development Code (Outdoor Amenity Fee-in-lieu). The Fund is used to provide grants to 501(c)3 organizations to undertake public art projects as determined by the Commission on Public Art (COPA).
  • Public Art initiatives are supported by varied funding sources including Louisville Metro Government operating and capital budgets, grants, and private donations.


Jessica Bennett Kincaid - Director

(502) 574-3058

Nobie Martin - Arts Program Coordinator

Wyatt Woodson - Arts Program Coordinator


Learn more about the Commission on Public Art.

Learn more about arts & culture programs through Metro Parks.


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Partners and Resources:

Public Art Resources Page

Arts and Culture Alliance  |  Fund for the Arts  |  Louisville Free Public Library  |  Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky Historical Society  |  Americans for the Arts  |  American Association of State and Local History

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