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.

The application process for EAF grants begins in January of each year. If you are interested in applying for an EAF grant for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, please visit the External Agency Fund webpage below. Note that the page is only updated once a year in January, in preparation for the new fiscal year's application process. You can also subscribe to the EAF newsletter below to stay up to date with the latest information.

External Agency Fund Webpage

Subscribe to the EAF Newsletter


Congratulations to all EAF grant recipients for FY 2021-2022! Information and resources can be found below.

Metro Council approved Fiscal Year 21-22 awards on June 24, 2021. A full list of the grant recipients for Arts & Creative Industries is available below.

FY22 EAF Grant Award Recipients

FY22 EAF Grant Guidelines



A virtual orientation was held on July 9, from 1:00-3:00pm. A recording of the orientation can be accessed below.

Orientation Recording

Recording password: Fcwynsm6


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Join by link: https://louisvilleky.webex.com/louisvilleky/j.php?MTID=m6851016334b06c72c7daa8efe58b0f1e

Meeting number: 172 348 1302

Meeting password: fSV5gSncU65


Documents and Resources:

FY22 Grant Handbook

FY22 Grant Timeline

FY22 Work Program & Budget Form

FY22 Grant Report Form

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:

 Sarah Lindgren, Public Art Administrator, (502) 574-1554

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