The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now is a 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!
The 2017 application period has ended. Check back in January 2018 for the next summer application —
it will be due in early March.
Over the course of this program, each student/mentor team works towards creating individual and collaborative pieces for an 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 work, how to give meaningful critiques of their peers' 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.