Louisville Cultural Council Art Grants

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2019 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grants

The Louisville Cultural Council (LCC) offers 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.

Congratulations to the following Arts and Cultural organizations that were awarded a 2019 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant:

Artist or Organization Project Genre Award
Boulder Opera Company Youth Opera Workshop Performance of Little Red Riding Hood Music $ 500
Cyanne Stonesmith Illustrated performance piece entitled "Borders" that tells the story of a young girl immigrating from Syria to New York City Performance Art $ 400
Dona Laurita "The Silhouette Project: Stories of Cancer Through the Lens of Love" photography project depicting adolescents and young adults dealing with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses Photography $ 1,065
Face Academy of Music Community Concert featuring the Coal Creek Community Chorus, Louisville PopChoir for Kids, and adult and teen a cappella programs Music $ 750
Integral Steps Global Concert and Art Share connecting local youth with youth around the world through music and art Youth Music / Art $ 500
Luciana da Silva "A Night of World Dance" performance featuring authentic music and dance from around the world Dance $ 800
Motus Theater "UndocuMonologues: Stories from the Frontlines of U.S. Immigration Policy" performance featuring stories of undocumented neighbors in our Colorado community Theatre $ 1,500
Peter Simon, Concert Pianist Young People's Outreach Concerts performing classical music on piano for local elementary and middle schools Music $ 940
Public Works Theatre Company "Xperiment!" performance featuring a mashup of clown and science for school-age children and families Youth Theatre $ 490
Tapestry Theatre Company Tapestry Theatre Young Adult Production featuring an inclusive troup of young adults with disabilities along with peers without disabilities. Theatre $ 1,100
The Dance Front "Thriller" Dance Workshops for community members of all ages Dance $ 350
Toward Right Relationship "Let's Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in Louisville" theatrical presentation and workshop focusing on the history and presence of Indigenous peoples in Louisville Cultural History $ 775



Apply for a 2020 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant

The grant deadline for 2019 has passed. 2020 Art Grant applications will be due January 10, 2020 for projects taking place March 2020 to March 2020 . To start planning ahead for next year's grant cycle, please take a look at the past application posted below. An updated 2020 application will be posted on this website by November 1, 2020.


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. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Programs must primarily focus on artistic expression or arts education.
  • Projects must take place in Louisville, Colorado.
  • Special consideration will be given to artists and organizations based in Louisville, CO.
  • 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, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

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 will be updated for 2020. Past evaluation criteria has included: 

  • Community reach/Number of people served
  • Adds program diversity(subject matter, artistic discipline, etc.)
  • 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 Art or Steinbaugh Pavilion (new for 2019).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/residents/arts-events/louisville-center-for-the-arts or http://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/steinbaugh-pavilion 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.