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In partnership with Metro Louisville, Arts and Culture Alliance, Louisville Free Public Library and the Fund for the Arts

2017 Cultural Pass Interest Form Due February 24

2017 Cultural Pass Interest Form

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All arts and cultural organizations are invited to participate in the 2017 Cultural Pass, presented by Churchill Downs, in partnership with Metro Louisville, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance and the Louisville Free Public Library.   If you would like to participate, please submit the Interest Form to your left by Friday, February 24.  Questions? Call Christen at 502-582-0129.

The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children of Metro Louisville.  The Pass is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid from June 3 to August 12.  Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community.  The 2017 Cultural Pass is presented by Churchill Downs, in partnership with Metro Louisville, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance and the Louisville Free Public Library.  More than 150,000 passes have been issued since its inception in 2014.

The Vision of the Cultural Pass:

A Cultural Pass for children of all ages that supports and encourages life-long learning by providing access to Louisville’s art and cultural institutions.

Key Objectives:

  • Impact summer learning loss by creating a learning experience through programming, activities and education.
  • Establish a life-long relationship between Louisville’s children and the art and cultural institutions.
  • Work to address barriers that may prohibit children from accessing the city’s art and cultural venues.

The 2017 Cultural Pass is daily managed by the Fund for the Arts and overseen by a Coordinating Committee, comprised of representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Arts and Culture Alliance, Louisville Free Public Library and the Fund for the Arts.  The Education/Collaboration Committee of the ACA serves as an advisory committee providing feedback, ideas and suggestions.

The 2017 Cultural Pass is available starting May 22, 2017 and may be picked up at any Louisville Free Public Library branch along with the Summer Reading Program.  Pass holders can register and track the progress of your Cultural Pass online at www.lfpl.org/culturalpass.  The official Cultural Pass Launch Day will be on June 3 at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and all participating venues will be invited to participate.  Pass holders are encouraged to visit as many venues as you are able.  T-shirts will be provided to those children that visit five or more venues.  To receive t-shirts, participants must have their Cultural Pass stamped by each venue visited, and bring the stamped pass to the Cultural Pass closing party – location and day TBD.  Pass holders that visit the most venues will be entered into a drawing for tickets, season passes and other prizes provided by members of the Arts and Culture Alliance.

Official Rules 2017

  • Pass Valid: June 3 – August 12, 2017
  • Participants must have or be eligible for a Louisville Free Public Library card.
  • Each youth (ages 0-21) is eligible for one pass.
  • The Cultural Pass is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions. No special exhibits or concessions are included with the Cultural Pass.
  • Only one adult will receive free entry per visit when they accompany a youth under 16.
  • Only one adult will receive free entry per family regardless of the number of passes.
  • All rules and regulations for specific sites must be followed to gain entry. Please note special restrictions for some participating organizations are printed on the Cultural Pass.
  • Organizations reserve the right to deny entry if rules and restrictions of the Cultural Pass are not followed.
  • The Cultural Pass is intended for family use. As such, it is not valid for group visits.
  • The Cultural Pass is not valid with other institution offers.

What we ask of participating venues:

  • If you are a paid venue, provide at least one day per week that you can offer free admission to Cultural Pass holders
  • If you are a free venue, provide the days/times that you want to encourage Cultural Pass holders
  • If you are offering a special event, provide the days times for Cultural Pass holders
  • Log all Cultural Pass visits to your site and turn them in every 3 weeks to the project manager
  • Promote the Cultural Pass and Summer Leading Program through your communications, i.e. in your venue, on your website and through social media
  • Considering creating a Learning Track on Beanstack
  • Consider contributing a season pass, tickets or other prize for a drawing from among the pass holders that visit the most venues
  • Submit the attached Interest Form and provide all relevant information – days, times, restrictions plus logo to the project manager by February 24.

What is provided to participating venues:

  • Financial reimbursement on a sliding scale proportionate to total admissions at your venue
    • 50% June 1; final payment September 1 after final admissions are totaled
  • Promotion of the Cultural Pass by Louisville Metro and Fund for the Arts
  • Quarterly opportunity to promote your family-friendly programming in an email to all Cultural Pass registered families from the Library
  • Report of attendees to your venue during summer 2017 – total and by zip code
  • Summer-end report of the success of the 2017 Cultural Pass for all stakeholders

Questions:

Christen Boone
Fund for the Arts
cboone@fundforthearts.org
502-727-7782