Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA)
03/01/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for innovative arts services and projects. Funding will support activities that engage communities and are likely to advance cultural awareness, presence, and connections. These grants are designed to engage the community and encourage collaboration among other organizations with innovative artistic concepts.
Project grant funds assist with the production of high quality creative arts activities, the creation of new work, operating support for new and emerging arts organizations, the expansion of successful arts programs, and services to the field. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.
-Commissions of new works of art
-Operating support for new and emerging arts organizations (whose primary purpose is the arts, which have applied for 501(c)3 designation of the Internal Revenue code, are incorporated in Virginia, are five years old or less, and had a previous year’s income of less than $50,000)
-New or expanded performances or exhibitions
-Services to artists and arts organizations, such as research studies, shared administrative and/or technical services, professional development workshops, and shared promotional materials
GrantWatch ID#: 178359
Generally, the grant amounts will be between $1,000 and $5,000. Applicants may submit more than one application for a combined total of no more than $5,000.
Commission grants to any established arts organization in one year will total no more than 30 percent of that organization’s income for the previous year. Most grantees receive much less than 30 percent of their income in Commission grants.
Projects may take place between July 1, 2019, and June 15, 2020.
The Commission will not support the same project for more than three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Cathy Welborn, Program Coordinator
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219