External Agency Fund Grants - Arts & Creative Industries

The application deadline for External Agency Fund Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2024 was on February 3, 2023 at 5 p.m. 

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.

For more information on the EAF grant process, please review our FY24 Grant Guidelines and visit the External Agency Fund website below:

FY24 Application Orientation Recording 
The password to access the recorded orientation is EAf12345 (Note the“f” is intentionally lowercase.)

FY24 Orientation Slide Deck

FY24 EAF Grant Guidelines

FY24 Grant Handbook


Documents and Resources:

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


For questions or would like more information about EAF program grants

Subscribe to the EAF Newsletter

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

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


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