LexArts promotes high quality arts experiences for the benefit of all people of central Kentucky through funding, advocacy, technical assistance, communication and programming initiatives.
LexArts will be a catalyst for creating a progressive and innovative community inspired by the arts.
LexArts is greater Lexington's premier cultural development, advocacy, and fundraising organization. As both the area arts council and united arts fund, LexArts provides a wide range of programs and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives including Gallery Hop and ArtScope (weekly arts e-calendar).
LexArts' President & CEO and board members work closely with community leaders and local and state officials concerning public funding and cultural facilities. Through its annual Fund for the Arts, LexArts has raised millions of dollars in support of local arts and distributes general operating support to its Partner Organizations, as well as offering competitive special project and programming grants to other arts organizations in the area.
LexArts President and CEO Ellen A. “Nan” Plummer brings almost 30 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to her new role. Most recently a senior development officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Plummer served as executive director of the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s oldest art museum, and as head of education at the Toledo Museum of Art. She was also assistant director for programs at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and executive director of Artrain, a mobile museum. Plummer holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential. She earned an MA and PhD in the history of art as well as an MBA at the University of Michigan.
The Council creates initiatives that allow local youth to become active participants and creative shapers of the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky. It provides youth with the tools and opportunities that allow them to develop the skills to contribute to the process of providing art to the community. It encourages members to demonstrate leadership among their peers and strengthen a sense of community through collaborative work.
Arts Grants provide an opportunity for arts, cultural, and other non-profit
organizations to produce or present an arts or cultural project that will
benefit the community it serves. Grants
will be awarded to community organizations for specific projects with an arts
or cultural focus that have clear artistic and social benefits and are
accessible to the general public. Projects
may include festivals, exhibitions, readings, performances, and professionally
directed public art projects such as murals, temporary sculptural installations,
environmental art, and planning for the redesign of existing public spaces for
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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