Looking For Respect (And Some Cash, Please) In Louisville

It hasn’t been a good year for the arts in Louisville, what with the local orchestra making cuts, and countless other arts groups struggling mightily in the new, and frequently donation-less, economy. The city already has a Fund For The Arts, but larger groups in the area complain that they don’t get their fair share of the fund’s allocated dollars. So what can be done? A conference of arts leaders and supporters came up with a number of ideas to boost the city’s cultural scene, and the first order of business seems to be convincing more Louisvillians that they have an arts scene worth supporting.