Project, Operational and Individual Opportunity Grants

Grants to Chesapeake, Virginia Arts Nonprofits
and Artists for Projects and General Support

GrantWatch ID#: 145765
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Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission

01/12/17 5:00 PM Receipt

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Grants to Chesapeake, Virginia nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists to support artistic activities in the local area. Arts organizations may request funding for both projects and general operating support. Individual artists may request funding to request specific projects in the arts.

1) Operational Grant

The program is designed to encourage the establishment of and maintain the ongoing stability of organizations whose primary purpose is artistic and whose programs make a significant contribution to Chesapeake and its citizens.

Funding Amount To be determined by funds available. Commission support will not exceed 50 percent of eligible income as detailed in an organization’s Grant Application.

2) Project Grant

The program is designed to provide funding support to eligible organizations to create and present their work, to develop new innovative programs or expand present ones, and to increase opportunities for visual and performing arts for all Chesapeake citizens.

Eligible Activities:
-Workshops, seminars, classes, conferences
-Space & equipment for arts activities
-Film/Video production or presentation
-Commission or purchase of new works of art
-Outreach programs for special audience
-Architectural feasibility studies
-Other activities to be determined by the Commission

3) Individual Opportunity Grants

The program is designed to encourage exceptionally talented artists to undertake projects which will both further their individual development and benefit Chesapeake and its citizens.

The award will be for a project by an individual artist who has established credentials in any of the visual and performing arts disciplines. The project supported must both reflect artistic merit and serve the citizens of Chesapeake in some significant way.

Grant funding applies to activities occurring between July 1 and June 30 of the following fiscal year.

Organizations requesting support must be nonprofit in nature, and hold a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have an application for such status pending before the Internal Revenue Service.

The applicant must reside in the City of Chesapeake or utilize grant funds entirely for projects to be carried out within the city unless otherwise arranged with the concurrence of the Commission.

Applicant organizations must have a Board of Directors and a support group drawn from the community. Minority representation on the Board of Directors is required.

Every application shall contain a certification by the individual applicant, or in the case of an organization, by an official designated by the organization, that (1) to the best of his/her knowledge, the information contained in the application is true and correct and, in the case of an organization the filing of the application has been authorized by the governing body of the applicant, and (2) a certification that the applicant is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC Section 2000d) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC Section 794).

Every Project Grant Application must have a direct relationship to a public-oriented activity such as a competition, performance, or exhibition.

Individual artist applicants must reside in Chesapeake and are requested to submit a résumé including their educational background and artistic achievements.

Project Grant support will not exceed 50 percent of total cost of project.

The deadline for all completed applications is Thursday, January 12, 2017 by 5:00 PM.

All applicants will have the opportunity to defend their grant request at a Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission meeting to be scheduled by the Fine Arts Department staff.

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

Submit applications to:

Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism – Admin Office
Attn: Lynn Jordan
1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320


City of Chesapeake

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