After Tumultuous Year, Fund for the Arts Prepares for Next Campaign

This week, the Fund for the Arts will launch its first fundraising campaign under new leadership. Fund CEO Allan Cowen retired during last year’s campaign. He was accused of bullying certain artists and the fund was criticized for favoring performing arts over visual arts. Interim CEO Barbara Sexton Smith took over after Cowen left and is […]

Artists, Advocates to Protest Fund for the Arts

Artists and arts advocates, who have been outspoken about his frustrations with the Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen, will demonstrate outside the fund’s offices later this week.

Complaints about Cowen have increased after a message he left the unsatisfied director of the Louisville Visual Art Association became public.

Local Artists Hold Fundraiser for Haiti

A group of Louisville artists will have a silent auction at a local gallery tomorrow to raise money to send medical equipment to Haiti. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The artists are part of Burners Without Borders, a relief group that grew out of people who attend Burning Man, a festival in Idaho that focuses […]