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Louisville, Kentucky
Access to Cultural Sites for Kentucky Youth
Louisville's Cultural Pass Program gives youth the chance to take art classes, in addition to providing them access to museums and other institutions. Image courtesy of the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government.

The City of Louisville launched its Cultural Pass Program in 2014 as part of the Vision Louisville Initiative, a 25-year plan that aims to reinvigorate the city culturally and economically. The summer program distributes free passes to Louisville’s art and culture institutions with the aim of fostering creativity and civic engagement in the city’s young people while addressing summer learning loss. The Cultural Pass was greeted with unanticipated enthusiasm: in its first two days, the Louisville Public Library distributed all of the 10,000 passes that they thought would last the summer. The program now distributes 50,000 passes per year and, with the help of an NEH grant, is continuing to overcome the cultural and economic barriers that keep children from being able to visit cultural and art institutions.

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Project Timeline (scroll for more)
2019

NEH for All 3.0 web updates

2018

nehforall.org updates

2017

nehforall.org design & development begins and launches

Workshops1
1Landmarks Workshops for Teachers, 2012–2017
Summer Seminars1
1Summer Seminars for Teachers, 2012–2017
Summer Institutes1
1Summer Institutes for Teachers, 2012–2017
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