LexArts Grants

For Dozens of Artists And Organizations


Since its inception, LexArts has raised millions of dollars in support of the local arts through its annual Fund for the Arts campaign. In turn, LexArts offers General Operating Support Grants for its partner organizations and Community Arts Development Grants for organizations and individual artists.  Awards are given annually, and applications are reviewed each spring.

The deadline for FY 24 CAD grant appplications and GOS grant applications is 11:59am, March 30, 2023.  Contact Nathan Zamarron, Vice President, Community Arts, at 859.255.2951 or nzamarron@lexarts.org for more information.

LexArts employs the GoSmart Grants Management System. Click the below links to learn more.

If you have a GoSmart applicant profile, you should click LOGIN in the menu bar. If you are new to GoSmart, you will need to create a profile to begin an application.






The public is invited to the annual grant application readings and panelist comments, to be held on the following dates at ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill, Lexington, KY

Community Arts Development Application Review | May 04, 2023, beginning at 10am

General Operating Support Grant Application Review | May 10, 2023, beginning at 10am