LexArts Calls For Artists

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LexArts Artist Opportunities track and connect artists with the latest RFPs, RFQs, artist calls, and the like, both locally and nationally. Industry Opportunities explore current employment opportunities in the creative industries. New opportunities pop up frequently, so make sure you check back.


The LexArts Artist Registry is a directory of artists residing throughout Kentucky. It specifically focuses on artists in visual and performing arts. The registry includes a diverse range of artists, from emerging self-taught creators to professional career artists.


Artist Opportunities


Request for Proposals | Town Branch Park – Donor Wall Public Art Installation | Lexington, KY

LexArts Inc. in association with Town Branch Park seeks artists to create a public art installation in Town Branch Park on an exterior wall or

free-standing structure adjacent to the performing arts facility.

Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2024
Artist Notifications: April 30, 2024
Organization Website

Click here to apply


Request for Proposals | Lexington Art League | Lexington, KY

The Lexington Art League is seeking proposals from solo artists, groups, and curators for the 2025 exhibition year.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

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Call for Art | All Power on Earth Comes From the Sun | Venue TBD

ALL POWER ON EARTH COMES FROM THE SUN is a field sampling of contemporary ecosocial art exploring autonomy, care, and the potential for a freer and more ecological world. This group exhibition, curated by Solarpunk Surf Club, gathers prefigurative specimens, tracks movements in positive deviance, and maps the reenchantment of nature in the Bluegrass and beyond.

Exhibition: June 20, 2024 – August 22, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Artist Notification: May 28, 2024

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Click here to apply.


Call for Art | Whisky Wall of Wonder 2.0, Lexington, KY

LexArts will be curating a select group of 94 Kentucky artists to paint or adorn two Maker’s Mark bottles each. Artists will be compensated $100 per bottle upon return of the decorated bottles.

This year’s bottles will be unveiled at ArtsPlace on April 11 and will remain on display on April 12 in celebration of the 27th running of the (G1) Makers Mark Mile at Keeneland. One bottle from each artist will be sold at a private ticketed fundraising event on April 11 and the remaining bottles will be available via an online auction. Your creativity will help LexArts raise critical funds that are granted annually to Lexington’s arts community. Must be 21.

Submission Deadline (with design rendering): Tuesday, February 27, 2024 

Artist Notification: Monday, March 4th, 2024

Click here for the Design Template 

Click here for more information and to apply.


Open Call | John G. Irvin Gallery, Lexington, KY

The John G. Irvin Gallery was created to promote Kentucky’s visual artists and opened in March 1987. The creation of the gallery was a labor of love and a passion of the late Irvin, a Lexingtonian and former employee of Central Bank. Over the years the gallery has hosted exhibitions by Kentucky’s finest artists, as well as new and emerging artists exhibiting for the first time. Inquiries to David Goodman, dgoodman@centralbank.com.

Deadline: Rolling

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For additional information contact Nathan Zamarron or call 859.255.2951 ext. 109.

Industry Opportunities


Learning and Partnership Programs Manager | Lexington Philharmonic
Lexington Philharmonic is a small team-based staff looking for a creative, passionate, and fun, arts administrator and/or educator to join them as Learning & Partnership Programs Manager. Duties included but not limited to:
  • Manage all existing and new Learning & Partnership programs in collaboration with staff and community partners.
  • Supervise and create curricular material in collaboration with LexPhil Teaching Artists and Ambassadors.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic & Production team as well as musicians in programming small ensemble/chamber performances and other opportunities to use their talents to create positive impact throughout the community.
  • Cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships with relevant community partners.
Read the full job description and apply -> lexphil.org/careers
Application Deadline: 5PM, Friday, February 16th.

Opportunities are updated often; please check back soon

Request for Publication | Artist Opportunity
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