Louisville Cultural Council Art Grants

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2019 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grants

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Louisville Cultural Council (LCC) is offering art grants to artists and arts organizations serving the Louisville community. The art grant program provides financial and facility support to projects which utilize the arts as their primary means of expression. In awarding these grants, the Louisville Cultural Council seeks to further their mission of engaging our diverse social, cultural, and creative community. Diversity of media and creative artistic expression is encouraged.

We are currently working to update the 2019 application. Application will be posted mid-late November.You can view last year's application at the links below.


Download Word Document> 2018 LCC ART GRANT APPLICATION

Questions about the application or the Art Grant Program? Please call or email Katie Zoss, Cultural Arts and Special Events Coordinator, 303.335.4581, kzoss@louisvilleco.gov. 


2019 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant Program 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Only programs relating to artistic expression or arts education will be considered.
  • Artists and arts organizations must be based and/or conduct business in Louisville, Colorado.
  • Projects must take place in Louisville, Colorado.
  • Any individual or organization may apply. Organizations do not need to have 501c(3) status to apply.
  • All projects must take place between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020.
  • The application must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be evaluated by the Louisville Cultural Council. LCC members may reach out to applicants via phone or email with additional questions. Evaluation criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Community reach/Number of people served
  • Adds program diversity
  • Reaches underserved audiences
  • Merit of the program or event
  • Demonstrated ability of the applicant to execute the program

Grant Awards

Funding: Applicants may request up to $1,500 in funding.  

Performance Space: Applicants may request one complimentary day of use of the Louisville Center for the Arts. The Louisville Cultural Council has reserved specific dates and times for Art Grant recipients. Dates may be reserved on a first come, first served basis once grantees have been notified of their award.

Rehearsal Space:  is not guaranteed as part of the grant award. However, one additional complimentary day for rehearsal may be awarded if a mutually agreeable date is available.  Additional time for rehearsal or additional performances is subject to normal rental fees. See http://www.louisvilleco.gov/visitors/center-for-the-arts for more information.

Marketing: The Louisville Cultural Council will assist with distribution of promotional materials such as posters and listing on the City Arts and Events Calendar. Grant recipients must provide copies of materials 6 weeks prior to their event. All materials must include the LCC logo or listing the Louisville Cultural Council as a sponsor.

Grant Recipient Responsibilities

Grant recipients are the producers and presenters of their projects. As such, they are responsible for all aspects of executing the project including but not limited to:

  • Any technical or A/V needs of the project
  • All advertising and promotion of the event

Grant recipients may charge admission and keep all ticket revenues.

Grant recipients must complete and submit a post-event Art Grant Evaluation within 60 days of the event/program to be eligible for future program funding consideration.



Past Funded Projects (2017) 


Tapestry Theatre ($1,200) Tapestry Theatre will present a performance at the Louisville Center for the Arts featuring an inclusive theatre troupe of young adults (21+) with disabilities along with peers without disabilities.

Motus Theatre ($1,200) Motus Theatre will create a new performance for the Louisville Center for the exploring how immigration shaped American culture and how evolving ideas about race shape our view of who is American.

Dona Laurita ($1,100) Photographer and personal historian Dona Laurita will continue a long-term project to tell the stories of immigrants and refugees primarily in Boulder County, through silhouetted portraits, stories, and accompanying vignettes.

11 Minutes Theatre ($900) 11 Minutes Theatre will create and perform a lively musical review of the eponymous Belgian musical artist Jacques Brel at the Louisville Center for the Arts.

Louisville Vocal Jazz Project ($600) Louisville Vocal Jazz Project will present a one-hour concert at the Louisville Center for the Arts of 12 vocal jazz pieces plus newly-written jazz poems by Erin Robertson and piano accompaniment /improvisation by Scott Martin.

Scott Martin (awarded use of Louisville Center for the Arts) A collaboration of piano and vocal improvisation with traditional sound healing performer playing Tibetan prayer bowls, crystal bowls, large gong and other percussion instruments. This is an opportunity to introduce the therapeutic sound healing experience to the Louisville community.