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Grants to Virginia Artists in Eligible Regions to Produce New Works

Individual Artist Grant

Arlington Commission for the Arts and Arlington Cultural Affairs Division (CAD)

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #138104

Grant Description

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Grants of $7,500 to Virginia individual artists in eligible regions to produce new works. Applicants must submit an intent to apply form prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for projects that increase access to the arts, foster artistic excellence, and impact the community. Eligible applicants are those located in Arlington County.

The program funds innovative, new projects that:

  • Increase access to and engagement in the arts.
  • Foster artistic excellence of arts in Arlington
  • Have significant impact on the community and advance cultural equity in Arlington
  • Result in distinctive, high quality and meaningful cultural experiences in Arlington

Please note that one of the Arts Commission’s priorities is to fund projects that have a strong dedication to equity; it is with that in mind that the review panelists will be looking for projects that meet that goal.

At least one public presentation or performance that is directly related to the funded project must take place in Arlington during the grant period. The presentation(s) may be artist talks, exhibitions, outreach activities, educational seminars, or other activities as deemed appropriate by the Commission.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive a FY 2023 Individual Artist Grant, an applicant must:
1. Be a practicing artist who has:
a. publicly given, performed or exhibited works at least twice in the past three calendar years,or
b. has written or composed works read or performed at least twice in the past three calendar years;
2. Be a legal resident of Arlington County for at least one year prior to the application deadline;
3. Be seeking funds for a specific project that results in the provision of an artistic product or service that benefits the public; and,
4. Be at least 18 years of age.

An applicant may not:
1. Have received an arts grant for financial support from Arlington County within the prior two grant periods;
2. Have violated any requirements or conditions imposed by the Commission in any previous grant period;
3. Be employed by an organization applying for an FY 2022 GOS Grant or,
4. Apply for support of a project that is being done as part of a degree requirement for an educational program.

Pre-Application Information:

- Submit Intent to Apply Form: Between Wednesday, December 2, 2021 and January 24, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
- Applicants receive eligibility notification and link to the application via Slideroom: Within 48 hours of the receipt of the Intent to apply form
- Intent to Apply appeals accepted – if needed: No later than, Friday, January 28, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
- Notification of appeals determination: No later than Monday, January 31, 2022
- Submit Grant Application via Slideroom: March 28, 2022 11:59 p.m.
- Grant Applications review “Grants Day”: Saturday, April 30, 2022
- Special Commission Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
- Grantees receive Notification Letter: No later than May 9, 2022
- Grant Award Appeals accepted: May 10 – May 16, 2022
- Notification of appeals determination: No later than June 1, 2022

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $7,500

Term of Contract:

The grant period for this award is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Contact Information:

Submit the Intent to Apply Form and questions to

Arlington Cultural Affairs
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-228-1850
Fax: 703-228-0805
TTY: 703-228-1855

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