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At Fund for the Arts, we envision a healthy and vibrant community where everyone embraces the art that exists in our lives everyday, everyone contributes to the well-being of our arts community and it is understood that everyone belongs to that arts community.

Fund for the Arts is Hiring: 
Director of Marketing and Communications

Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Marketing & Communications will provide leadership and communications expertise to strengthen and enhance marketing strategies and communications capacities for the organization’s overall vision. The Director of Marketing & Communications will continue to develop a coherent and consistent brand identity and cultivate relationships with media and other partners in alignment of the organization’s strategic initiatives of Generate Resources, Community Investment and Support. In addition, the Director of Marketing and Communications will work closely with a motivated and engaged leadership team.

Call for Teaching Artits and Organizations Directory:
Fund for the Arts is Developing a Directory of Arts Programs

Deadline: Ongoing
Teaching artists and arts organizations interested in providing programs in learning and community centers for programs such as Elev8 and HeARTS can learn more about the directory and related opportunities
here or at the link below. Arts Organizations and Teaching Artists of all arts disciplines, all sizes, and all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Recruitment for HeARTS programming will end in November. 
Click here to learn more and apply.

Grants
The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts.


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.
Professional & Organizational Development
The following opportunities are not created by Fund for the Arts.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence 
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: Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
Event Dates: November 1, 3, & 4
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

South Arts, in partnership with Creative Placemaking Communities, is bringing the 2022 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit: South & Appalachia to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Summit is designed to facilitate a network of artists, civic and cultural leaders, educators, public officials, and more from around the South to work in unison to build new and stronger partnerships, projects, programs, and policies. The experiences created at the summit will inform, inspire and empower the voices of those in the community.
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.

CNPE 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.

 
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.

Louisville Visual Art: Outdoor Sculpture 
Deadline: October 24 
Louisville Visual Art (LVA) invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to propose an artwork for our Portland neighborhood location at 1538 Lytle Street in Louisville, Kentucky. This is an opportunity to create a monumental artwork integral to our extensive renovation of the building and engage with the architecture and/or grounds. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

South Arts: 2023 Southern Prize and State Fellowships
Deadline: November 1
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality work being created by visual artists in the American South. Nine state fellows (one per state in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) will be selected to receive an award of $5,000 and be included in a touring exhibition for summer of 2023. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

 
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
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.
 
Organization: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Title: Director of Finance and Administration

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the effective management and implementation of accounting and financial activities of The Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Reporting to the Executive Artistic Director, the Director of Finance and Administration guides the organization’s financial policies and direction while also being an active partner with the executive leadership team in planning the organization’s future strategy and implementing ongoing operations.  This position will be responsible for creating a long-term fiscal strategy that articulates impact, rate of growth and the financial model required to support Actors Theatre of Louisville’s transformation. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Title: Guest Services Manager

The Guest Services Manager is a public facing position responsible for contributing to radical hospitality and extravagant welcome by engaging with patrons for their ticketing and donation needs, and managing many logistical aspects for ticket sales and donations

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Title: various artistic and production positions

click here to learn more and apply


Organization: KMAC Museum
Title: Full-Time Museum Educator

KMAC is currently seeking a new full-time Museum Educator to join our dedicated Education team.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Opera
Title: Company Manager / Artistic Services 

Working closely with the Director of Artistic Operations and serving as an artistic services liaison for all departments, the Company Manager is primarily responsible for administrative and logistical matters involving artists, seasonal staff, and the orchestra.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Performing Arts
Title: Associate Director of Season Programming

Working closely with the Director of Programming, the Associate Director of Season Programming curates, books, and produces a variety of high-quality programs to meet the organization’s artistic, financial, and audience goals, both on and off Kentucky Performing Arts stages. With support from the Community Arts Manager, the Associate Director of Season Programming provides communication and oversight over all Kentucky Performing Arts Presents curated, seasonal programmatic activities and other special event opportunities.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Performing Arts
Title: Entry Level Staff Accountant

The Accounts Payable Specialist supports management in the achievement of strategic goals through the successful processing of Accounts Payable and general accounting functions.
Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Performing Arts
Title: Production Manager

The Production Managers at Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) are primarily engaged in the planning and execution of events, receiving, and administering training, and maintaining KPA equipment, systems, and theaters. They are responsible for providing the highest level of Production services to Kentucky Performing Arts staff, patrons, clients, and visitors. The Production Manager will work alone and with teams of KPA staff to execute events.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Performing Arts
Title: Production Technician

Production Technicians at Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) are primarily engaged in the execution of events and maintaining KPA equipment, systems, and theaters. The Production Technician is responsible for providing the highest level of Production services to Kentucky Performing Arts staff, patrons, clients, and visitors. These aspects of the role require working knowledge of either professional audio consoles or lighting consoles. The idea is to be familiar with all aspects and have a deep knowledge of one or more specialties.This individual will utilize their extensive background in the field of live events and passion for the arts to help Kentucky Performing Arts innovate its facilities and programs. The Production Technician position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability work as part of a team, as a leader of a team, and on individual projects with little supervision.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Kentucky Performing Arts
Title: Floor Manager

Provides excellent service to Kentucky Performing Arts patrons and instructive supervision to Volunteers by executing essential duties personally or through effectively delegated supervision.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Louisville Orchestra
Title: Director of Operations

The Director of Operations of the Louisville Orchestra is responsible and accountable for planning, directing, and supervising all Orchestra operations including scheduling, artistic planning, concert production, touring, orchestra library, and musician relationships. The Director of Operations is a part of the senior-level management team and is a leader in guiding the organization toward realizing its institutional vision.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Louisville Orchestra
Title: Marketing Production Manager

At the Louisville Orchestra, marketing plays an important role in the success of the organization. To build on this momentum, we’re searching for a highly qualified marketing coordinator to work closely with the Director of Marketing and a team of dedicated staff and vendors. From day one, this individual will contribute to existing marketing programs, while assisting with the development of new initiatives aligned with organizational goals.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Louisville Youth Orchestra
Title: Presto Strings Instructors

This position is part-time, and includes approximately 60-90 minutes of weekly beginner strings instruction during the school year, along with basic administrative responsibilities to support the class and communicate with parents and school personnel. The Presto Strings Instructor is responsible for instructing weekly beginning Suzuki-influenced strings classes to 2nd-4th graders in an underserved elementary school. This includes working closely with the school to recruit and retain students and to provide a September info session. The instructor will also fit students for fractional-sized instruments owned by the LYO, manage inventory, supply reports to the Executive Director, submit instruments for repairs as needed, and lead at least 2 performances in the spring. The Presto Strings Instructor may also on occasion be requested to assist with regular LYO rehearsals or concerts, both behind the scenes or as a substitute instructor/conductor. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Speed Art Museum
Title: Director of People 

The Director of People is a key leader that will provide guidance and leadership and develop an environment and deliver programs with a focus on fostering an inclusive culture where our team at the Speed Museum of Art can thrive. The Director of People is responsible for leading all aspects of Human Resources including recruiting/retention, benefits, hiring/onboarding, performance management, compliance, training and development and other HR strategy and operations.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Speed Art Museum
Title: Gallery Attendants (full- and part-time positions available)

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: Speed Art Museum
Title: Communications and Marketing Manager

The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for the marketing, communications, and brand initiatives of the Museum. This individual is confident in navigating brand and project management, media relations, social media content and strategy, email marketing, data reporting, vendor relations, and elements of graphic design. They must have excellent written communication skills, an eye for visuals, a sense of brand consistency, and ability to research and adapt digital marketing strategy. Experience with internal and external communications is a plus. This position collaborates with all departments, especially marketing, curatorial, advancement, and leadership teams, to tell the story of the Museum on all of our communications platforms.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Organization: StageOne Family Theatre
Title: Community Engagement Manager

Connect StageOne to the Louisville area communities to ensure that we are well placed to serve our target demographics in line with our mission and values. Proactively seek to identify barriers to local communities engaging with StageOne and develop strategies to remove/overcome them. In partnership with the Producing Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors, evaluate all programming practices through the lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, with a consistent growth mindset. Pursue opportunities that fully realize the synergies between StageOne programming and community partners to provide impactful and relevant engagement opportunities. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

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