LexArts Grants


FY 2018 Grants



Since its inception, LexArts has raised millions of dollars in support of the local arts through its annual Fund for the Arts. In turn, LexArts underwrites general operating expenses for a variety of arts organizations and offers competitive Community Arts Grants for arts projects and programs.

Awards are given annually and applications are reviewed each spring.  See Eligibility and Criteria for Funding for more details about each of the grant categories.

Eligibility and Criteria for Funding

FY18 GOS and CAD Grants Brochure


Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants

Community Arts Development Grants are awarded on a competitive basis for program or project support.  Organizations wishing to submit an application should review carefully the Eligibility and Criteria for Funding to determine whether to apply for Program or Project support.

A Grant Workshop will be held at ArtsPlace on Monday June 26 at 5pm. The workshop is required for first time applicants, all are welcome.  Please RSVP to the workshop by sending an email to nzamarron@lexarts.org

Fiscal Year 2018 CAD Program Grant and Project Grant applications  are posted below for activities occuring July 1 2017 - June 30 2018.   The completed applications must be delivered to ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill, by 5pm on Friday July 14, 2017.


FY18 CAD Project Individual Artist Application

FY18 CAD Project Guidelines

FY18 CAD Project Application

FY18 CAD Program Guidelines

FY18 CAD Program Application

FY18 Grant Final Report

FY17 Grant Final Report


Contact Nathan Zamarron, Community Arts Director, at 859.255.2951 or nzamarron@lexarts.org for more information.


General Operating Support (GOS)

GOS Grants provide unrestricted funds to arts organizations that demonstrate strong arts mission fulfillment, fiscal responsibility, sound management and operate on a year-round basis.

Organizations who have not recieved GOS funding before must complete an Intent to apply form by February 12, 2017.  Please return the completed form and required materials to ArtsPlace 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

GOS Intent to Apply Form

FY18 GOS Guidelines

FY18 GOS Application

FY18 GOS Budget


Review Process:

A public review of GOS applications will be held on May 10, 2017 beginning at 10am.

The LexArts Grants Committee will hold private meetings with each GOS applicant on  May 11, 2017.