At Fund for the Arts, we envision a healthy and vibrant community where everyone embraces the art that exists in our lives every day, everyone contributes to the well-being of our arts community, and it is understood that everyone belongs to that arts community.
Call for Teaching Artists and Organizations--HeARTS Deadline: 11:59pm Monday, November 14th, 2022
HeARTS is an arts initiative supported by Louisville Metro Government that will provide arts programs in community centers and public places across the city and county. Teaching artists and/or arts organizations engaged in HeARTS will participate in HeARTS-related programming throughout the period of Winter 2022 through Summer 2023. There is a stipend of $15,000 for teaching artists and/or arts organizations leading Spring programs and developing summer projects. To apply for HeARTS, artists and organizations must submit an application through the Greater Louisville Teaching Artists and Organizations Directory. To learn more about this opportunity, join us for a virtual info session this Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm. Visit the link below to find meeting details. Click here to learn more and apply.
Grants The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts
Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund Deadline: November 16, 2022
Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund reopened yesterday, November 7, and will remain open until November 16. This fund is for nonprofits that have not previously applied for or received an award from the Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund. Awards of up to $100,000 in unrestricted funds are available for qualified applicants. So far 1,081 nonprofits have applied to the fund, requesting $68 million to support their critical missions after COVID-19 disruptions. Click here to learn more and apply.
Center for Craft Teaching Artist Cohort Deadline: November 30, 2022
21 mid-career craft artists will be awarded a one-time, unrestricted grant of $10,000 to develop and strengthen a network of craft artists through peer-to-peer learning and connection to enrich the impact on their communities. The Teaching Artist Cohort will also participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains generative practice as both artists and educators.
Free virtual info session on Tuesday, October 11. Click here to learn more and apply.
South Arts: Jazz Road Tours Deadline: December 1, 2022
Grants of up to $15,000 for jazz artists to support three- to six-site tours through the national Jazz Road Tours program. Jazz Road Tours is an initiative through South Arts to support jazz artists in building tours to communities across the nation. Click here to learn more and apply.
South Arts: Micro Accessibility Grants Deadline: May 15, 2023 The Southeast is home to some of the world’s more diverse and vibrant artistic communities. South Arts believes that the arts are for everyone. The arts enrich the lives of people of all abilities and backgrounds. In their commitment to amplifying the success of the Southeast’s arts ecology, South Arts offers micro-funding to supplement the efforts of arts organizations throughout our service area to make arts programs accessible to persons with disabilities. Click here to learn more and apply.
South Arts: Express Grants Deadline: Rolling South Arts believes that rural communities deserve great art, and can require specialized support to make that vision viable. Distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, Express Grants support rural organizations and communities with expedited grants of up to $2,000. Click here to learn more and apply.
South Arts: Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants
Up to $1,000 to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators. Click here to learn more and apply.
Professional & Organizational Development The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts
Center for Nonprofit Excellence: Local Corporate Attorneys Provide Legal Advice
Event date: November 14, 11:00am-4:00pm
Nonprofits have some of the same legal issues that for-profit businesses have, including contracts, employment issues, director and officer errors, venue liability, or even how to ensure that your nonprofit keeps its tax-exempt status. Volunteer attorneys cover legal issues and requirements common to nonprofit organizations and lead breakout sessions on topics relevant to you. Lunch will be provided, with a networking happy hour to follow. Click here to register.
South Arts: Preparedness As, Bs, & C's: Beginning to Build Your Network
Event date: November 17, 2022, 11:00am People often feel creating an organizational Preparedness or Business Continuity Plan is hard. There are basic techniques you can quickly learn; in this participatory workshop, you'll work with others to start creating yours, build a peer support network, and walk away with tangible assets you can use. Click here to learn more and register.
Center for Nonprofit Excellence: Board Governance
Event dates: October 20-February 9th Successful nonprofits rely heavily on competent, well-governing boards. Those boards don’t evolve and maintain themselves without exemplary leadership – and some professional development. CNPE is offering a series of training events, learning, strategic planning, workshops, and consultation opportunities. Click here to learn more and register.
Kentucky Arts Council Event Dates: October 12-November 16 6 webinars on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:15pm Kentucky Arts Council survey results indicated an interest in supporting "the business side" of operating a nonprofit. "This six-week course will sharpen your ability to lead the financial management of your organization. From budgeting to cash management, cost/benefit analysis, and more, you will learn best-practice fundamentals to lead your organization with confidence." Click here to learn more and register.
South Arts: Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants Deadline: Rolling Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants are available to support up to $1,000 in professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators, for strengthening program design or increasing organizational capacity. South Arts strongly believes professional development for presenters/programmers/curators is integral to success, including traveling to see new works and attending convenings. This grant program is open to film, visual arts, performing arts, traditional arts, literary arts, and multidisciplinary organizations. Click here to learn more and apply.
Center for Nonprofit Excellence: School for Fundraising and Engagement Sessions run through December
CNPE started the school in March 2021 in collaboration with nonprofit consulting firm Ashley Rountree and Associates to fill a gap in the training for nonprofit fundraising professionals in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The school, operating through an equity lens, aims to significantly improve the ability of our community’s nonprofit sector (staff, board members, and volunteers) to access needed funding through a full range of methods and skills. Click here to learn more and register.
KNN Virtual Town Hall on Strategic Planning Resources
Free online recording
KNN hosted a presentation with Ashley Rountree & Associates on the latest thinking and resources for strategic planning. As nonprofits emerge from providing services during the pandemic, face economic uncertainty, and are grappling with workforce issues, we wondered: what's the role of strategic planning now - has anything changed? Click here to access the free recording.
KNN: Let's Talk Equity Call on Supporting Jewish Community in a Time of Rising Antisemitism
Free call recording
Director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Louisville provided an excellent overview of the history of Antisemitism and offered specifics on actions you and your organizations can do to support your Jewish employees, clients, and communities in a time of rising Antisemitism. Click here to access the free recording.
Calls for Artists The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts
National Black Theatre Call to Visual Artists
Deadline: Ongoing through 2023
National black Theatre is opening a season-long search to uplife and celebrate Black diasporic visual artists with a call for original two-dimensional paintings, photographs, digital works, and mixed media. This year, NBT celebrates a collection of original works that help us visually illuminate a common thread of love shared within our theatrical season as it pertains to ideas, notions, and (re)imaginings of sancturay spaces. Click here to learn more and submit.
Center for Health Equity Deadline: Ongoing Are you a BIPOC or low-income creative professional in arts and culture? Do you have opinions or a service that you want to share with others in Louisville? We need your voice to share the real experiences of being a creative in our city. Click here to read more and sign up.
MidwestNice Art: The Hazards Deadline: November 15, 2022
The Hazards will be a Fall 2022 online juried exhibition hosted by the Texas Commission on the Arts. The theme, the hazards, focuses on the idea of hazards, taking risks, venturing forward, pitfalls and peril, with concern for chance. The exhibition will examine these ideas through a variety of mediums in art. Any mediums are welcome, including but not limited to photography, sculpture, painting, collage, digital design, video art, installation, ceramics, performance art…anything you can think of, include it! Click here to learn more and apply.
Highview Arts Center 10-minute New Play Festival Call for Playwrights Deadline: November 16, 2022
Written a 10-minute play and want to see it performed on stage? Performances of the New Play Festival run March 10-12. Click here to learn more and submit.
2023 Bernheim Environmental Artist In Residence
Deadline: November 28, 2022
The Environmental Artist in Residence program encourages visual artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large. Artists are invited to address environmental themes including (but not limited to) excess heat, drought, flooding, extreme weather events, food insecurity, displacement, environmental justice, and the loss of biodiversity. $2500 stipend. Click here to learn more and apply.
ArtAscent: Call for Artists and Writers Deadline: November 30, 2022
Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery. Click here to learn more and apply.
Elmer Lucille Allen Conference on African American Studies 2023 Deadline: December 16, 2022
The Fifth Annual Elmer Lucille Allen Conference on African American Studies (ELACAAS) is an opportunity for youth, students, community members, and academicians to discuss ways in which we can all engage to advance a better quality of life for young people. The conference will feature academic and artistic presentations. They are seeking artistic works of all media relating to the theme of Black Youth Advocacy, Education, and Socialization. Click here to learn more and apply.
South Arts: Call for Presenters & Venues Deadline: Ongoing
Are you interested in being contacted by artists about potential Jazz Road engagements? Jazz Road relies on successful connections between artists and the venues/presenters/communities which will host them. If you represent an organization that presents jazz–or is interested in expanding their work to include jazz presenting–please complete the form at the link below. South Arts is looking for presenters of all types, from jazz clubs to places of worship to performing arts centers to house concerts to non-traditional presenters, and communities from rural or isolated to urban. Click here to learn more and apply.
Job Openings The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts
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After Hours with Fund for the Arts
Every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm Fund for the Arts offers After Hours, an opportunity to meet with a member of the Fund for the Arts leadership team. Please fill out the form at the link below to let us know about your interest in meeting with us during our after-hours appointments. Someone will be in touch with you promptly about the next available timeslot. Click here to fill out the interest form.