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. New opportunities pop up frequently, so make sure you check back.




I Love Kentucky

This Valentine’s Day, Bluegrass Printmakers wants to send all the love to the Bluegrass state. The next virtual exhibition will run throughout February and will celebrate all they love about their Old Kentucky Home. Artists of all ages are welcome to submit work in any medium for the I Love Kentucky virtual gallery exhibit. Work will be posted on the Bluegrass Printmakers website and social media from Feb. 1-28.

Deadline: January 25, 2021


Beyond the Mask | Creation in Isolation

Open to female and female-identifying artists in Kentucky, “Beyond the Mask” will be a prelude to the third annual International Women’s Festival at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. The theme of the exhibition is creation in isolation and the artworks will speak to the experiences of women in the pandemic and their hopes for the future.

Deadline: February 12, 2021


Unprecedented Journey | Intersection Where Arts and Health Meet

Do you work in the healthcare field? Do you take photographs, paint, draw, sculpt, write poetry or create other forms of visual or literary work? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then we would like to share your creativity and talent with the Lexington community and beyond. CREATE, in partnership with the UK Arts in HealthCare program and Lexington Art League will be presenting a multi-faceted, health care exhibit in the spring of 2021. Accepted works will be on display at Lexington Art League’s historic home and galleries at The Loudon House.

Deadline: February 12, 2021


Expo 2020 Dubai

Global Ties U.S. is seeking Cultural Performers to perform at the USA Pavilion. Cultural Performers – including representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken word, and more – will be selected from across the United States and its territories to represent their region as ambassadors of U.S. culture. Through their service, these performers will provide a program at the USA Pavilion that embodies the geographic and cultural richness of the United States and its territories, tell the story of the United States, and engage Expo visitors through scheduled and informal engagements. 

Deadline: March 15, 2021


Civic Artist in Residence

This inaugural Civic Artist in Residence program is a partnership between CivicLex and the City of Lexington. The underlying belief is that artists of all practices and educational levels are uniquely able to provide new perspectives on solving challenging social and civic issues. In this program, three artists-in-residence will collaborate with three LFUCG departments (Environmental Quality & Public Works, Finance, & Social Services) to reimagine how they work and engage with the public.

The major outcome of this program is to create new approaches for how the city engages with the public. Projects will be encouraged that bring marginalized community voices into city decision making and to find creative solutions to problems or “stuck” aspects of how the city works.

Deadline: March 26, 2021


Open Call

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 Patricia Wheatley, pwheatley@centralbank.com.

Deadline: Rolling


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

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