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Artist Applications Open for “Art Makes Home”

In celebration of the agency’s 30 years of service, KRM has endeavored to make globally-centered art more accessible in Louisville. Starting this fall, KRM will partner with local artists and KRM clients to create 30 artistic collaborations that will be in 30 locations in Louisville. You can join us in this “Art Makes Home” project as a participating artist.

Artists will create work responding to or inspired by a multimedia archival collection of artistic content and stories of migration and resettlement. The archive will be ready for artists in late October/early November. For now, please apply to be a part of the project by utilizing the online application below.

This project will also partner with a range of local businesses, as well as arts and community organizations to host exhibitions, presentations and performances. KRM will also collaborate with a wide spectrum of local immigrant/refugee-owned businesses across the city. These businesses will serve as venues for arts programming/exhibitions. In addition to the public presentation of these collaborative efforts, these works will also be documented, curated, and promoted through a digital exhibition that will be available to the community.

artists selected to participate will…

  • Receive a $100 honorarium
  • Be eligible to apply for materials reimbursement (limited funds available)
  • Engage with stories and experiences of refugees and immigrants
  • Exhibit their work at multiple locations throughout the Louisville Metro Area
  • Connect with other local and international artists
  • Inspire and educate the public about migration and our community’s history

important project dates:

  • Artist application deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Response to artists estimated for October 25, 2019
  • Archive ready for artists: late October/early November
  • Optional artist meetings and information sessions: November – December 2019
  • Artists individually or collaboratively create: Winter 2019-2020
  • Exhibit artwork throughout Louisville: Spring/Summer 2020

Questions? Contact us.

Thank you to the partners who have made this project possible: Fund for the Arts and LG&E and KU Foundation. This celebration of art could not be possible without the generous contributions of all of the Fund for the Arts “ArtsMatch” donors. Thank you!



learn more:

Meet Yunier and Ramona, two artists resettled by KRM. Read short bios of the artists who participated in KRM’s “We Create” project in 2017-2018. Watch a video on Harry Pickens and Osmany Chauvin Elias, two musicians who met through KRM’s arts programs.