LexArts Calls For Artists

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.


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Artist Opportunities


Visual and Performing Artists | MayFest Arts Fair | Lexington, KY

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.  Included are up to 100 Artist Vendors, performances by musicians, dancers, strolling performers, food concession vendors, and family activities.  Attendance at the two-day event averages 25,000.


Visual Artist Deadline: March 24, 2023

Performing Artist Deadline: March 24, 2023



Request for Proposals | Lexington Art League | Lexington, KY

The Lexington Art League is now accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators for solo and group shows for the 2024 exhibition year. Don’t miss your chance to show your work in one of Lexington’s most unique gallery spaces, the historic Loudoun House. This gothic revival mansion, built in 1850, offers beautiful spaces with interesting individual attributes in each room. All mediums, all subjects, and all experience levels are encouraged to submit a proposal.



Deadline: March 31, 2023



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


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



Industry Opportunities


Executive Staff Assistant and Database Manager | LexArts

The Executive Staff Assistant and Database Manager (ESADM) provides diversified and confidential administrative duties to all LexArts staff, donors, and volunteers, with priorities in database management, development, and communications operations. The ESADM is responsible for the management of the donor database including procedures for record creation and maintenance; gift processing; data entry and tracking; report creation; maintaining artist and arts organizations database and managing correspondence; and donor recognition correspondence.  The ESADM performs key administrative work:  regular communication with the Board of Directors, assisting the artists, arts organizations, and the general public with resources in the arts, assisting with meetings and events, and assisting with managing the tenant and rental activities of the facility.  Help conserve CEO’s and other directors’ time and promote the organization’s image by representing the CEO and leadership members externally.




Deadline: Open Until Filled



Executive Director | Lexington Ballet Company

The Executive Director (ED) of LBC serves as a hands-on, operational leader responsible for helping to set organizational priorities and enabling LBC to achieve its short and long-term financial, programmatic, and strategic objectives. Reporting to the board of directors and working in partnership with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will manage all aspects of administration and ensure the implementation of the artistic and professional vision that is at the heart of LBC’s mission. They will also help guide the next phase of growth and innovation for the organization. Skilled at managing businesses, this individual will help expand revenue and enhance partnerships with local partners and beyond. Advocating for arts education and committed to diversity and equity, the ED will be an engaging speaker and collaborator, as well as a transparent decision maker. The ED will cultivate deep connections with the board, staff members, and community partners.

The Lexington Ballet Company is a 49-year-old regional ballet company/school in downtown Lexington. Annual budget is approximately $500K. School is primarily focused on classical ballet at the higher levels.




Opportunities are updated often; please check back soon!

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