Art can be a universal language that connects us to our home, our history, and each other. With your support, Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) will bring the “Art Makes Home” project to Louisville! This initiative will foster artistic collaborations between US-born and internationally-born Louisvillians, focusing on global stories of Louisville’s residents, history, and culture. To honor KRM’s 30 years of refugee resettlement, the art created through “Art Makes Home” will be showcased in 30 distinct locations—both traditional and nontraditional venues – throughout Louisville.
KRM will collect, curate and present a multimedia archive of artistic content which will celebrate and share the stories of migration in Louisville over the past 30 years and give a glimpse into our community’s global tapestry. Art will include work from various disciplines – visual, dance, music, videography, photography, multimedia, and more. The 30 exhibition sites will vary and include locations such as immigrant/refugee-owned restaurants and grocery stores, schools, branches of the Louisville Free Public Library, art studios, and performance spaces.
“Art Makes Home” honors Louisville’s multicultural history, increases arts access for those welcomed and served by KRM, brings art to both nontraditional and traditional artistic spaces, and provides opportunities for artists and community members to engage with our city’s global history.
Your gift helps reach the $9,250 needed to launch this project! Thank you for your support of KRM and our mission to make Kentucky home for refugees. Visit us online to learn more: https://kyrm.org/art-makes-home.