The Future Is Now


The Future is Now is mentorship program that matches high school students with professional local artists in Louisville, Kentucky. This summer we are excited to be partnering with The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University to bring The Future Is Now back for Summer 2017! 

The application period for summer 2017 has ended.

Check back in January of 2018 for the next summer application— it will be due early March.

The Future is Now is mentorship program that matches high school students with professional local artists in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the course of the program, each student/mentor team works towards creating individual and collaborative pieces for a final exhibition showcasing their work. Along the way, program facilitators from Louisville Visual Art and The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University work with artist mentors to teach the students new artistic processes, portfolio building, how to get the most out of a critique of their own work, how to give meaningful critiques of their peer’s work, exhibition design, installation, marketing, and what it takes to be a professional artist. The program culminates in the gallery where students experience curatorial practices by participating in exhibition layout and installation of artwork— they also help with promoting and hosting the opening reception.