LexArts Grants

For Dozens of Artists And Organizations


To help art come to life and touch lives, LexArts supports regional artists and arts organizations through Community Arts Development (CAD) grants and General Operating Support (GOS) grants awarded on a competitive basis. CAD grants are specific to a program or project, while GOS grants help underwrite and sustain essential infrastructure like workspace, equipment, materials, salaries and marketing. All grant applications will be reviewed in a public forum in June of each year.

For more information contact Community Arts Director Nathan Zamarron or call 859.255.2951 ext. 109.


Community Arts Development Grants provide funding for organizations and artists to produce or present activities that contribute to the arts and cultural landscape of Lexington/Fayette County.  Community Arts Development Grants are awarded for program or project support. Organizations and individual artists wishing to submit an application should review carefully ELIGIBILITY to determine whether to apply for Program or Project support.  If you are a first-time applicant or an organization that has not applied for two years or more, it is suggested that you attend a grant application workshop.

General Operating Support Grants provide unrestricted general operating funds to arts organizations that demonstrate strong arts mission fulfillment, fiscal responsibility, and sound management and operate on a year-round basis. First-time applicants must submit a formal Intent To Apply Form and required materials to the LexArts offices at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507.



Tuesday, March 01, 2022 | FY23 Grant Application Period Opens

Monday, March 21, 2022 | General Operating Support Intent to Apply (new applicants)

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 11am | Community Arts Development Grants Workshop via Zoom

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 6pm | General Operating Support Grants Workshop via Zoom

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 1pm | Community Arts Development Program Grants Workshop via Zoom

Monday, April 4, 2022 | 6pm | Community Arts Development Project & Program Grants Workshop via Zoom

Friday, April 15, 2022 | FY23 CAD Grant Applications Due

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | FY23 GOS Grant Applications Due

Wednesday June 01, 2022 | 10am | General Operating Support Grants Public Review via Zoom

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 | 10am | Community Arts Development Grants Public Review via Zoom

Below is a link to complete final reports for FY21 grants.