Eligibility

LEXARTS GRANTS ELIGIBILITY

General Operating Support I
  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization
  • Arts focused mission
  • Annual budget must have exceeded $250,000 for the last three consecutive years
  • Up-to-date profile on GoodGiving.net. (Call Blue Grass Community Foundation, 859-225-3343 for assistance in
    creating a profile
  • Paid professional, full-time management
  • At least three consecutive years of prior GOS support
  • Based in Fayette County
  • Majority of work in Fayette and contiguous counties
  • Provides year-round programming
  • Demonstrates ongoing fiscal responsibility through an audit conducted externally by an actively practicing certified
    public accountant (CPA)
  • Active participant in the annual Fund for the Arts Campaign
  • Received Kentucky Arts Council Partnership Operating Support grant in FY 2020
  • Compliance with prior LexArts grants and reporting requirements
General Operating Support II
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization
  • Arts focused mission
  • Annual budget must have exceeded $50,000 for the last three consecutive years
  • Up-to-date profile on GoodGiving.net. (Call Blue Grass Community Foundation, 859-225-3343 for assistance in
    creating a profile
  • Paid professional full- or part-time management
  • Three consecutive years of LexArts Community Arts Development (CAD) Program Support
  • Based in Fayette County
  • Majority of work in Fayette and contiguous counties
  • Demonstrates ongoing fiscal responsibility through an audit, or financial review conducted externally by an actively
    practicing certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Active participant in the annual Fund for the Arts Campaign
  • Compliance with prior LexArts grants and reporting requirements
Community Arts Development (CAD) Program Grants for Organizations
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)3
  • Arts focused mission
  • Annual budget must have exceeded $25,000 for the three previous consecutive years
  • Paid professional full or part-time management
  • Demonstrated history of providing community-focused programs
  • Three-year history of LexArts project support
  • Located in Fayette County
  • Majority of work in Fayette and contiguous counties
  • Demonstrates ongoing fiscal responsibility through an audit, or financial review conducted externally by an actively
    practicing certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Compliance with prior LexArts grants and reporting requirements
CAD Project Grants for Organizations
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)3 or 509a organization
  • Applicants that do not have tax-exempt status (must contact LexArts by March 10, 2020 for assistance.)
  • Located in Fayette County
  • Proposed project takes place in Fayette County
  • Demonstrated history of providing community focused programs
  • Demonstrates ongoing fiscal responsibility through an audit, or a financial statement review or compilation by an
    actively practicing certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Compliance with prior LexArts grants and reporting requirements
CAD Project Grants for Individual Artists 
  • 18 years of age
  • Artist lives in Fayette County
  • Compliance with prior LexArts grants and reporting requirements