21c Museum Hotel
Unique to Louisville and elsewhere, 21c Museum Hotel is a luxury hotel built around 9000 square feet of gallery space devoted to 21st Century art. This dynamic venue has graciously hosted Sarabande Reading Series since 2009.
Bookshare provides technology that allows visually impaired people to obtain print materials at the same pace as the seeing world. Bookshare works with vendors such as The New York Times, and hosts a digital library that boasts tens of thousands of titles and grows larger every day. Sarabande began its partnership with Bookshare in 2011.
Founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown in Louisville, Kentucky, Brown-Forman, a local wine and spirits producer with an international reach, supports a large number of arts organizations and endeavors in Louisville and around the world. The company is also a co-sponsor of the Sarabande Reading Series and has been a Sarabande supporter since 2003.
Carmichael’s is a local, independent bookstore that has been owned and operated Carol Besse and Michael Boggs since 1978 and now boasts two locations and seven full-time staff members. You can find most of Sarabande’s titles at either location, and Carmichael’s has included numerous Sarabande authors in their reading schedule over the years. In March, 2009 Publishers Weekly named Carmichaels their Bookseller of the Year.
Consortium Book Sales
Consortium started as a book wholesaler, grew into a full-service distributor, and today represents more than 100 independent publishers from the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia, and have been working with Sarabande since our first titles were published in 1996.
Friesens Printing Company
Started as a confectionery in 1907 in Altona, Manitoba, the company’s namesake owner, David W. Friesen, was a businessman with expansive interests. In 1933, Friesen purchased his first printing press. Today, Friesens Corporation produces trade books, art books, children’s books, and educational texts as well as a variety of other products. Sarabande has been a proud client of Friesens since 2003.
Hound Dog Press
Locally owned and operated, Hound Dog Press opened its doors on East Market Street in 2008. Owners Nick Baute and Robert Ronk offer custom stationery, posters, and announcements and have been the creative force behind the most recent letterpress broadsides offered by Sarabande Books.
Kentucky Arts Council
The Kentucky Arts Council has supported, celebrated, and promoted arts in Kentucky for over 40 years. In 2010 alone, the KAC awarded $1.8 million to arts programming in the state in the form of grants, marketing and business training, and opportunities for regional artists to receive national exposure. Sarabande has received funding from the KAC since 2000.
Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund had its origins in 1922 when Dewitt Wallace and wife Lila Acheson Wallace borrowed $5000 to begin publishing Reader’s Digest. Known since 2003 as The Wallace Foundation, this fund has to date disbursed more than $600 million since 1990. The Wallace Foundation gave large grants to Sarabande in 1999-2001 to support our Sarabande in Education program.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. Sarabande has been the recipient of generous support from the NEA since 1998.
Price Family Charitable Fund
The Price Family Charitable Fund is a private family foundation established by Helen and Sol Price in 1983. Located in La Jolla, California the fund focuses its efforts in San Diego County, but has, since 2001, extended their generous support all the way to the Bluegrass State.
South Arts (formerly the Southern Arts Federation) is a nonprofit arts organization that has been supporting arts programming in the region since 1975. Last year, South Arts helped Sarabande bring poets Jason Schneiderman and Jennifer Kronovet to Louisville for a workshop with students at the Kentucky School for the Blind, a dinner with creative writing students from local universities, and a public reading and Q&A at 21c Museum Hotel.
Stites & Harbison
The Louisville office of Stites & Harbison is one of its eight locations across the Southeast. For over a dozen years, the firm has urged each of its locations to take an active roles in civic and charitable work in the community. Stites & Harbison has provided Sarabande with generous support and pro-bono legal advice since 2003.
Target Stores provide 5% of its annual income to schools, the arts, and a number of other organizations in need. Target supported special event and educational programming at Sarabande in 2000.
Wiltshire on Market
Susan Hershberg opened Wiltshire Market in March of 2009, but has been providing catering services to Louisville as Wiltshire Pantry since 1989. Susan has been a generous supporter of Sarabande’s fundraising efforts, and hosted our annual Circle Dinner in 2010.
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
“Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society.” In 2004, the Witter Bynner Foundation aided Sarabande in the production of Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico.