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When it comes to the arts, Louisville rivals those of the nation’s most renowned cities.
Our community boasts a vibrant visual art scene, world-class performing arts organizations
and leading youth training programs. The breadth and diversity of our arts community—from
theatres to museums, concerts to galleries—drives economic development. Access to the arts
enhances quality of life throughout the region for everyone. The arts are simply a defining
strength for this creative, vibrant city. Fund for the Arts strives to make arts available to
every child and to everyone in our region.

Nearly 20% of children in our community are not graduating high school.
Improving access to the arts, in classrooms and out of school, can give every child the chance
to succeed not only academically but also in life.

Young people with high arts involvement are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
3 times more likely to be elected to class office.

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