Arts + Creative Industries Grant Programs

Louisville Metro's competitive grant-making program  provides operational support to organizations that address priority areas and make an impact across Louisville!

Louisville Metro Government is a catalyst for creating a world-class city that provides all its citizens with safe and vibrant neighborhoods, great jobs, a strong system of education and innovation, and a high quality of life.  As Louisville Metro’s Designated Local Arts Agency, the Office of Arts + Creative Industries leads strategic initiatives to elevate the quality of life, economy, and authenticity of the city by supporting artists, creative businesses, and cultural nonprofits. To ensure arts and culture experiences are accessible to all citizens, Metro’s Office of Arts + Creative Industries partners with community organizations, schools, and individual artists to initiate and support city-wide cultural programming that inspires and reflects the vibrancy of Louisville.
 

PURPOSE OF  FUNDING

Grants for Arts + Creative Industries support the important work of Louisville/Jefferson County’s arts and culture nonprofit organizations that are essential in sustaining healthy, innovative, and thriving communities. Funding is provided to maintain and develop programs, services, and facilities.
 

GOALS OF GRANT PROGRAM
  1. Activate Louisville through the arts and creative industries by providing direct support for organizations that advance the following focus areas: 
    1. Providing meaningful arts experiences for everyone. 
    2. Growing a creative workforce. 
    3. Cultivating vibrant community spaces and neighborhoods. 
  2. Provide support for established and emerging arts and culture organizations to ensure stability, adaptability, and resiliency of Louisville’s creative sector. 
  3. Increase visibility and opportunities for compensation cultural professionals' and artists' contributions to the local community. 
  4. Facilitate and encourage all residents of Louisville to increase participation in arts and culture experiences.

For more information on the Metro's grant-making process, please review our FY25 Grant Guidelines below:

StepsTimeframe
Info Session / Office HoursFebruary 9   10:30 a.m. - noon  //   3pm - 4:30pm
Application OpensFebruary 9 at 5 p.m.
Application DeadlineMarch 1 at 11:59 p.m.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Session / Office Hours

A virtual info session with drop-in office hours will be open to potential applicants. Attendance is not mandatory.

Access the 10:30am info session / office hours

Access the 3pm info session / office hours


FY25 GRANT APPLICATION  -  Available Friday, February 9 at 10am 

FY25 Metro Grant Guidelines

FY25 Budget Template

FY25 Application Questions

Form W-9

KY Secretary of State Business Search

Louisville Metro Revenue Commission

 

For questions or would like more information about grant program 

Jessica Bennett Kincaid, Director, (502) 574-3058

 

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