LexArts Grants


FY 2019 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

FY19 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.

Grants Workshops will be held at ArtsPlace on Thursday, June 21st at 12:00 and Friday, June 22nd at 4pm. The workshop is required for first time applicants, all are welcome.  Please RSVP to the workshop by sending an email to nwigginton@lexarts.org.

Fiscal Year 2019 CAD Program Grant and Project Grant applications are for activities occuring July 1 2018 - June 30 2019.   Completed applications for ROUND TWO must be delivered to ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill, by 5pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.

The Applications below are for the FY19 Grant Period. 

FY19 CAD Project Application - Individual Artist

FY19 CAD Project Application - Organizations

FY19 CAD Project Guidelines

FY19 CAD Program Application

FY19 CAD Program Guidelines

FY18 Grant Final Report

FY17 Grant Final Report


Contact Nieta Wigginton, Community Arts Manager, at 859.255.2951 or nwigginton@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 13, 2018.  Please return the completed form and required materials to ArtsPlace 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

GOS Intent to Apply Form

FY19 GOS Guidelines

FY19 GOS Application

FY19 GOS Budget


Review Process:

A public review of CAD applications will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning at 10am.

A public review of GOS applications will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 beginning at 10am.