LexArts announces grants, campaign total

The Lexington Philharmonic, shown here in rehearsal with cellist Joshua Roman and Maestro Scott Terrell on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, was the top recipient of LexArts allocations. Photo by Rich Copley | LexGo.com.

The Lexington Philharmonic, shown here in rehearsal with cellist Joshua Roman and Maestro Scott Terrell on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, was the top recipient of LexArts allocations. Photo by Rich Copley | LexGo.com.

LexArts recently announced that the 2010 Fund for the Arts campaign took in $1,003,000 and released its list of recipients of allocations and grants for the coming fiscal year.

The fund’s total exceeded the goal by $3,000 and included $450,000 from the Lexington Fayette Urban-County Government. Money raised by the campaign supports LexArts grants and allocations.

This was the first year for tiered allocation recipients, as LexArts split eligible organizations into two groups:

■ General Operating Support I, for not-for-profit arts organizations that are managed by paid full- time staff with budgeted expenses exceeding $250,000. The recipients are:

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, $165,000

Lexington Children’s ­Theatre, $120,000

Living Arts & Science Center, $102,000

Lexington Art League, $62,000

■ General Operating Support II, for not-for-profit arts organizations managed by paid full- or part-time staff with budgeted expenses exceeding $50,000:

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $10,000

Lexington Singers, $9,000

Music Institute of Lexington, $5,000

■ LexArts Community Arts Grants, designated for specific projects and programs are:

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, $7,500 for Kentucky Great Writers Series.

Kentucky Chinese American Association, $7,000 for Chinese New Year celebration 2011.

KY Women Writers Conference, $5,000 plus free use of the Downtown Arts Center for the Conference.

Lexington Ballet Company, $5,000 for new works in the 2010-2011 season.

Kentucky Ballet Theatre, $5,000 for 2010-2011 season.

Lexington Opera Society, $5,000 for Get Stuffed, a children’s opera that teaches healthy eating habits.

Lexington Chamber ­Chorale, $5,000 for additional community performances during its 20th season.

Governors School for The Arts, $2,500 for instrumental music program.

Theatre of PossABILITIES, $2,500 for a two-week theatre camp for children with ADHD, ODD and bipolar disorders.

Bluegrass Community Foundation, $2,500 for Legacy Trail Public Art Project.

WRFL, $2,500 for Boomslang, A celebration of Sound and Art.

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky, $5,000 for 2010-2011 concert series.

Nexus: Toward New Land Art, $2,000 for artist expenses with temporary installation for the Loudoun House in Castlewood Park.

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