COVID-19 Local Art Grants

The Works Progress Administration, or WPA, was a federal program to help artists survive during World War II. Now, in this time of COVID-19, grants from ART and The Fund for the Arts are available to help local artists and art organizations. The Artist Relief Trust, or ART, is facilitated by Elevator Artist Resource. The initiative, originally started with funds from the Great Meadows Foundation, the Kentucky Foundation for Women and private donors, is offering microgrants to visual and performing artists in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Fund for the Arts, in partnership with the Arts and Culture Alliance, also has two COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants, one for individual performing artists and another for nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

Elevator Artist Resource
Fund for the Arts

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COVID-19 Local Art Grants

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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