Mayor Greg Fischer along with community leaders announced a half million dollars in funding to support Imagine Greater Louisville 2020: An Arts and Cultural Vision to Transform the Region. Now it’s the community’s turn to figure out how to spend it.

Launched in April 2017, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan provides a shared vision for the role arts, culture, and creativity can play in helping the region grow while addressing vital community issues. Individuals, groups, organizations, and partnerships are encouraged to submit creative proposals addressing how arts and culture can help the region grow, compete, thrive, and solve community problems.

“This is a tremendous example of a public-private partnership that will help catapult our city forward,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville can be a model for the nation by solving some of our most pressing and complex community issues through unique, varied approaches. This is a big step in that direction. Through Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, our arts and culture sector can be a driver to enact systemic change.”

Louisville Metro Council and Metro Louisville’s investment of $250,000 with an additional $250,000 from the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts will help implement the vision and priorities laid out in the Imagine 2020 plan. This process will distribute $250,000 in grants with a portion of these dollars allocated to fund small grants (less than $5,000) and the remaining funds supporting larger projects. Fund for the Arts will administer the grant process.

Proposals should be ready to begin by January 2018; provide services within Jefferson County, contain methods to track success; and address at least one strategy and action outlined in the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 plan.

Submit proposals here. Deadline for proposals are September 25, 2017.

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