Arts and Culture

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $600,000 to Jefferson County arts groups for the next fiscal year. The Kentucky Arts Partnership grant is an annual statewide program that funds operational support for nonprofit arts groups. This year, the arts council awarded more than $1.7 million to 104 groups across Kentucky that provide year-round arts programs for the public. 

In Jefferson County, 25 arts groups received operational support. The organizations range from large, established organizations like Actors Theatre of Louisville ($119,849) to smaller groups like chamber music ensemble Bourbon Baroque ($2,626). Funding is based on the organization's operating revenues and determined through a  panel review. 

Here's a breakdown of Jefferson County organizations and state funding amounts for fiscal year 2013: 

Actors Theatre of Louisville $119,849

Speed Art Museum (Specific funding is contingent upon Kentucky Arts Council evaluation of information regarding public programming for the period during which the museum will be closed for renovations.)

The Louisville Orchestra $80,269

Louisville Ballet $73,913

Stage One Family Theatre $57,514

Fund for the Arts $66,918

Kentucky Opera Association $54,487

Walden Theatre $22,264

Louisville Visual Art Association $20,645

Kentucky Shakespeare $25,512

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft $35,445

The Clifton Center $9,557

Sarabande Books $22,632

Crane House $20,039

VOICES of Kentuckiana $5,821

Portland Museum $15,785

The Louisville Youth Choir $6,832

Louisville Youth Orchestra $11,142

Looking For Lilith $3,797

Squallis Puppeteers $2,922

The Louisville Chorus $2,058

Choral Arts Society $3,482

Creative Diversity Studio $1,938

Bourbon Baroque $2,626

Louisville Literary Arts $1,000