Funding and Opportunities

Current Open Calls and Funding Opportunities


Executive Arts and Culture Administrator, Arts & Culture Alliance

Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) is now hiring. The Executive Administrator supports the mission, vision, values, advocacy, and strategic plan of the ACA, a member-based organization supporting 85+ arts and cultural organizations. The Executive Administrator also serves as the Project Manager for the Cultural Pass, directly working with and reporting to Fund for the Arts as well the Cultural Pass Coordinating Committee (Louisville Metro Government, Louisville Free Public Library, and Arts and Culture Alliance).

Learn more about the job opportunity.


(Un)Known Project

We are proud to collaborate with IDEAS xLab and other partners on the (Un)Known Project.

Learn more about the open Call for Artists.


The World on Woodlawn

Center for Neighborhoods is organizing a mural at Annie's Cafe at 308 W Woodlawn Avenue, as part of an alley activation project supported by the 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant.

Learn more about the open Call for Artists.



External Agency Fund Grants

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 $360,000 in funding to nonprofits in support of our goals of arts experiences for everyone, a creative workforce, and creative community spaces and neighborhoods.


The Metro Council approved FY21 awards on June 25, 2020. A full list is available below.


FY21 External Agency Grant Awards

FY21 External Agency Grant Guidelines

FY21 External Agency Grant Orientation

FY21 External Agency Grant Handbook


Learn more about External Agency Fund Grants in previous fiscal years

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