LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – LexArts has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support local artists and arts organizations through its annual granting process. According to LexArts, these funds will aid artists and arts organizations in emerging from the pandemic in a strong fashion.
This grant to LexArts is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.
“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as LexArts reengage fully with partners and constituents,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained extreme challenges during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”
“LexArts is grateful for the continued support of the National Endowment for the Arts,” added LexArts Board Chair Greg Padgett. “This is the first time LexArts has received an NEA award for the express purpose of regranting funds into our arts community. We know just how critical the arts are to the vitality and livability of a city and, as our artists and arts organizations continue to reemerge in Lexington and Central Kentucky, these funds will be of significant importance.”
According to LexArts, since its inception, the nonprofit 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, according to LexArts. These funds will be added to the 2021 Fund for the Arts campaign, which will conclude on June 18.
For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, click HERE.