Funding and Opportunities
Arts + Creative Industries Grant 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.
Do you want to support Louisville's arts & culture community?
Sign up to be a grant review panelist!
Review committees are primarily composed of qualified professionals in the field of arts and culture, but we also want to hear from arts and culture patrons, community members, and individuals otherwise invested in the contribution arts and culture makes to the city of Louisville.
Panelists will have approximately two weeks to review around 15 applications, and the process will be entirely virtual. The full grant panel will be asked to convene for a meeting on March 29, 2024. Panelists may not be affiliated with applicant organizations.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the federal government that provides funding opportunities for art and artists to strengthen the creative capacities of our communities. The NEA awards a variety of grants every year to state and local government agencies, as well as community organizations.
SouthArts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture. In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the State Arts Agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee — with additional funding from other public and private donors — South Arts supports artists and organizations through a rich and responsive portfolio of grants, fellowships, and programs.
Culturalyst Louisville - Artist Directory
Louisville's Elevator Artist Resource has joined forces with Culturalyst, a New Orleans-based start-up that is building a national network of local artist directories, to bring you Culturalyst Louisville: an online directory for artists of all disciplines who reside in the greater Louisville area. Artists can create and activate a unique profile of their work including cover and profile photos, Google-indexed artist statement, links to all online properties, and a full gallery of work (images, songs, video). The directory is public and searchable by medium and genre, among other attributes.