Fund for the Arts
YOUR GIFT MATTERS
Your philanthropic choices are more important than ever. Each dollar you donate to LexArts goes back into the community to groups like Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Art League, The Living Arts & Science Center, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, Balagula Theatre and many many more.
Groups selected to receive funding through the LexArts grant program are audited to ensure that your donation is well invested. The LexArts Grants Committee examines artistic plans, financial records and organizational leadership ensuring these groups are held to high standards of management and community service.
Your donation allows us to support a diverse range of artistic ventures from the literary, visual and performing arts to music from all genres.
LexArts caters to your needs as a valued donor. We accept planned gifts including but not limited to stock, charitable gift annuities, bequests, and trusts. Naming LexArts in your will or trust is one of the simplest and most lasting ways to continue your legacy and your support of the arts.
A community that invests in the arts invests in itself. By giving to the Fund for the Arts, your one gift has many benefits for everyone. For more information on how to contribute to the Fund for the Arts, please contact Emily Evans.
ART MATTERS FOR OUR CHILDREN
According to Americans for the Arts, young people who participate in the arts are:
- Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- Three times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
- Four times more likely to participate in math and science fairs
- Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance
- Four times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or a poem
LexArts groups serve children by offering reduced ticket prices for schools; providing programming in schools and at-risk youth facilities; reaching more than 200,000 children in central Kentucky annually.
ART MATTERS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Lexington's arts organizations offer imaginative experiences that sculpt the cultural landscape of central Kentucky.
Initiatives such as LexArts' Lexington Mural Project have impacted how we use public space to reflect cultural heritage.
2011 saw the addition of three new murals from the ballpark to the shopping mall. Go see them for yourself!
ART MATTERS FOR OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
The arts are a vital part of our local economy with 1,116 arts-related businesses in central Kentucky employing nearly 5,700 people. In Fayette County, more than 500 jobs generate $9.5 million dollars in household income. The arts share consumers with restaurants, retailers and hotels, support tourism and create a ripple effect that benefits us all.
ART MATTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
By investing in the arts, your business participates in the community's cultural well-being -- winning customer respect and attracting today's most imaginative employees: 87% of employees feel more devoted to employers who are philanthropic and 76% of customers are more loyal to businesses associated with a good cause.
Engage your employees in arts awareness with LexArts' Employee Workplace Giving. For more information, please contact Larissa McLaughlin.