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.