Residents of Louisville and southern Indiana up to age 21 can access several local cultural venues with the Cultural Pass 2022.
The Cultural Pass was created in 2011 by the office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to promote children’s access to museums and other cultural spaces.
“One of the pillars of my administration since day one has been to make Louisville a city of lifelong learning,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “It’s just not about middle school or high school, it’s about our little kids having the joy of learning and those open minds.”
The first Culture Pass program included 20 venues and grew to include 57 participants in cultural spaces.
Fund for the Arts and Arts and Culture Alliance participate in the planning and organization of the Cultural Pass.
Since its inception, the program has attempted to provide equitable access to cultural experiences for young people in the region, regardless of their circumstances.
“What the Culture Pass does is it gets kids thinking and imagining,” Nat Irvin, a business professor at the University of Louisville, said at a press conference on Tuesday. Irvin was the chair of the committee that conceptualized the cultural pass.
Residents can sign up for a Culture Pass local library websites and start picking up passes on June 1. The 2022 pass is valid until September 4.