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Louisville Cultural Council Art Grants

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Apply for a 2020 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant

Application Deadline: January 14, 2020

Craig, Will - 2018 Blake Welch Art ShowThe 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.

You may download the application and return it via email to or fill in the online form:

  • Email / Print application (PDF) Please download, save, and fill in the PDF form.
  • Online Form You may fill in and submit your form online. We recommend typing out your answers in advance and copying and pasting your answers into the online form. Please note that the online form has limited formatting, so please type using plain text, without bold, underline, bullets, etc.

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

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 July 31, 2021.


Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by the Louisville Cultural Council. Evaluation criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Merit of the program or event: Is the proposed program of high artistic quality or significance to the Louisville community?
  • Ability to Execute:Does the application demonstrate that the applicant will be able to execute the program if funding is awarded?
  • Community reach: Does the project reach the Louisville community in a meaningful way: through the number of audience members, engaging new audiences, or reaching audiences that lack access to similar programs?
  • Diversity: Does the topic of the program or artistic expression bring increased diversity to Louisville?
  • Need for Funding: In order for this project to be successful in Louisville, will the project fully utilize the funding and/or the use of City venues available through this grant program?
  • Artistic discipline: When looking at the overall mix of projects funded through the Art Grant Program, consideration will be given to funding projects across a variety of artistic disciplines including both visual and performing arts. This item is not scored, but may be used in determining the overall mix of programs funded.

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. 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 or 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.

2019 Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant Recipients

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