External Agency Fund Grants - Arts & Creative Industries

Louisville Metro Government strives to activate the city through the arts and creative industries by providing programs and direct support. Each year, the Mayor and Metro Council approve funds from the general operating budget to invest in arts and culture through grants. These grants support nonprofit organizations through program-based support. In the current fiscal year Metro invested $600,000 in funding to nonprofits in support of our goals of arts experiences for everyone, a creative workforce, and creative community spaces and neighborhoods.


Louisville Metro Government (LMG) began accepting External Agency Fund (EAF) applications on January 13, 2022 for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023). The application window closed on February 3, 2022. 


A virtual application orientation was held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 via Webex from 10a.m. to 12p.mView a recording and presentation from the meeting below.

FY23 EAF Orientation Presentation

FY23 EAF Orientation Recording


For more information on the EAF grant process, please review our FY23 Grant Guidelines and visit the External Agency Fund website below.

FY23 EAF Grant Guidelines

External Agency Fund Webpage

Subscribe to the EAF Newsletter


Documents and Resources:

FY23 Grant Handbook

FY23 Work Program & Budget Form-   * for preparation and reference.  Work Program & Budget should be submitted via DocuSign

FY23 Work Program & Budget Amendment

FY23 Grant Report Form  * for preparation and reference. Grant reports should be submitted via DocuSign

Form W-9

KY Secretary of State Business Search

Louisville Metro Revenue Commission


If you have questions or would like more information about EAF arts program grants, contact:

Jessica Bennett Kincaid, Public Art Administrator, (502) 574-3058

Katrina Hardison, Administrative Coordinator, (502) 574-8676

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