Published 12:00 p.m. ET Nov. 10, 2017
The Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts announced today it will provide $100,000 in new grants to continue to promote and support art access, education, and excellence in Louisville.
Entrepreneur Joy Mangano (Huggable Hangers, Miracle Mop) made the announcement Friday at Churchill Downs. As part of her national book tour, Manago served as the keynote speaker of the “Inventing Joy Luncheon”, with proceeds supporting the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation.
You may remember Jennifer Lawrence portrayed Mangano in the Golden Globe Award-nominated film, “Joy”.“ Lawrence won the Golden Globe Best Actress award for the work in the movie.
Recipients of the new Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund For the Arts grants include: $50,000 for a study for possible building enhancements at Actors Theatre of Louisville; $12,000 for a new website for Kentucky Shakespeare; $25,000 for the new work “The Greatest: Muhammad Ali” for the Louisville Orchestra; $10,000 for the new play, “American Tales – John Henry, Pecos Bill and Brer Rabbit” to Stage One Family Theatre.
“The entire Lawrence family is proud to help propel Jennifer’s hometown forward through supporting our world-class arts and cultural community,” said Meredith Lawrence, Director of the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts.
Since its inception in 2016, the Jennifer Lawerence Arts Fund has raised over $1 million to promote and support the arts in Louisville.