LexArts Grants


LexArts 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 based 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


FY19 Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants

Community Arts Development Grants Final Report


FY20 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.

Below are links to the Guidelines :

CAD Project : Individuals

CAD Project: Organizations

CAD Program: Organizations

FY2020 CAD Grants Applications are due March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Applications can be found by visiting lexarts.gosmart.org

Contact Nieta Wigginton, Community Arts Manager, at 859.255.2951 or nwigginton@lexarts.org for more information.


FY20 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. 

Details regarding FY20 GOS applications coming soon!