Cowen says the need for money has increased over the last few years, but raising money to meet that need isn’t always feasible. He says the recession and competition among entertainment media will likely force many arts groups to rethink their operations.
The musicians’ contract expires next year, and both sides say they do not want to negotiate through the media. Administrators say they are seeking a long-term solution for a financially-sustainable orchestra. They also declined to discuss the ensemble’s financial condition.
A new arts initiative will provide some Jefferson County Public Schools a major boost in funding for elementary school students to attend fine arts events and performances.
Eleven candidates for Louisville mayor spoke at a forum on the arts and culture last night. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the entire forum, click on Listen to the story.) Local businessman Chuck Maisch opened the event recounting how a few business leaders started the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937… Continue reading Mayoral Forum Offers Ideas for City's Arts Future
The Louisville Fund for the Arts launched the public period of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. A string of arts groups and artists performed in a showcase at the Brown Theatre marking the launch of this last leg of the Fund’s current campaign. It’s raised more than $4 million so… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Launches Public Campaign
Some Louisville arts groups say they will continue a program that offers discounted tickets to many performances. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Kentucky Center, the Fund for the Arts and its member groups launched the Arts Rush program in January. From then through the end of the season, the program sold more than 2,500… Continue reading Arts Groups Offer Discounted Tickets Again This Season
The Louisville Fund for the Arts announced the results of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Fund for the Arts raised $8.8 million this year — falling short of its $10 million goal set before the economic crisis deepened last September. Much of the money raised will go to support… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Gets $8.8 Million of $10 Million Goal
The Fund for the Arts is celebrating its 60th anniversary Saturday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The celebrations are in conjunction with tonight’s performance of the “Rite of Spring” by The Louisville Ballet and The Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center. Allan Cowen is the organization’s president and CEO. “This is really our first occasion… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Louisville’s Fund for the Arts kicked off its 2009 fundraising campaign today at the Brown Theatre. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The kickoff featured performances of arts groups including the Louisville Ballet and Stage One children’s theater — along with a piano performance by 15-year-old Nansong Huang, the musical prodigy from China who plays with… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Campaign Has $10 million Goal