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. 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 23 CAD grant applications is 11:59pm, April 15, 2022 and for GOS grant applications is 11:59am, April 21, 2022.  Contact Nathan Zamarron, Community Arts Director, 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 grants readings and panelist comments. In 2022, the public reviews will be held via Zoom.

GOS applicant review on June 1 starting at 10am

CAD applicant review on June 7 starting at 10am

Please email grants@lexarts.org to register and receive the Zoom information.