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Individual Artist Grant

Grants to Virginia Artists in Eligible
Locations to Support New Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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

LOI Date:

01/10/21

Deadline Date:

02/22/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Virginia individual artists in eligible locations to support new projects. 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 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138104

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $7,500

Term of Contract:

The grant period for this award is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive a FY 2020 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. had 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:

Timeline:
- Submit Intent to Apply Form Between Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and January 10, 2021, 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: Thursday, December 10, 2020- Friday, January 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
- Notification of appeals determination: Friday, December 18, 2020 or January 24, 2021
- Submit Grant Application via Slideroom: Monday, February 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
- Grant Applications review “Grants Day”: Saturday, April 24, 2021
- Award recommendation vote by Arts Commission: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
- Grantees receive Notification Letter: Friday, April 30, 2021

Applicants will receive an automatic reply email confirming the intent to apply form has been successfully received. If you do not receive the confirmation email, your form was not received, and you need to resubmit the form. Eligible applicants will receive a link to the Slideroom application portal. The sooner you submit your intent to apply the sooner you will receive the link to the application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the Intent to Apply Form and questions to CADportal@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington Commission for the Arts
Arlington Cultural Affairs Division
Arts Grants Office
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206

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