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We Create: Artist Applications

We all create home through arts and culture. Join us.

Partner with Kentucky Refugee Ministries Louisville and area artists for We Create in 2018! We Create brings together KRM and local artists in an exploration and community-wide celebration of refugee stories.

Crossing lines of culture and artistic genres, program participants will develop unique collaborations and individual works as they weave together refugee stories into community art that informs, inspires, and heals.

We invite you to submit an application below to become a We Create artist. Artists who are chosen to participate will receive access to a library of stories that will inform and inspire their projects. They will receive a $100 honorarium and be eligible to apply for a materials reimbursement up to $200. Reimbursements will be on a first come, first served basis. Receipts/vouchers will be required. The events below will be held in Louisville, and community artists located in the Louisville Metro area will be given preference.

This opportunity is possible through funding partnerships with Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 and the Louisville Metro Government External Agency Fund.

Important Dates & Events


Two informational meetings will be held at KRM on Monday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, February 6, at 5:30 p.m.

The application deadline is February 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., EST.

All applicants will be notified by February 26.


A mandatory artist check-in meeting will take place during the week of March 26.


Artist presentations, at whatever stage of creation, will be shared with the We Create Artist group during the week of April 23.


This art will culminate into pop-up events around the city and a main stage production during the KRM We Create World Refugee Week Festival: June 16-24.

Video by Beargrass Media. Music by Yared Sound.

Applications are now closed.

krm arts programming

Learn more about our KRM Live events that showcase the talents refugee and immigrant artists bring to our community.


Contact Adrienne Eisenmenger at or (502) 479.9180 extension 573.