Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA)
03/02/20 5:00 PM Receipt - Deadline for Short Form applications only; Long Form applications are due on March 2, 2020.
Grants to Virginia nonprofit arts organizations for organizational expenses. Applicants applying for the first time are required to contact program staff prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to advance the work of qualified organizations by supporting ongoing operational and maintenance costs, arts programming, and artistic projects.
The purpose of the program is to assist organizations of artistic merit in fulfilling their missions by providing funds to maintain their stability and encourage their advancement. Grants provide general operating support to Virginia arts organizations to continue, strengthen, and expand their programs.
Criteria for Evaluating Applications:
The Commission supports organizations with high-quality activities that achieve a distinct artistic vision consistent with the applicant’s mission and goals. The Commission supports organizations with a wide variety of artistic programs, including both the preservation of an artistic heritage and the presentation of new works and new artists.
GrantWatch ID#: 178360
Organizations approved for funding will receive no more than 10% of their previous year's cash income, less Commission support, commissions to artists, facility rental income for non-arts activities, money paid to the organization for out-of-state trips or tours by the people taking the trips or tours, and money raised for capital purposes in the previous year. Minimum grant awards will be $500 per year; maximum grant awards will be $200,000 per year. Most organizations will receive less than the maximum, and no organization is guaranteed a specific funding amount.
The Commission awards all General Operating Support Grants for a one year period. Each grantee is required to submit an application annually. Expenses must occur between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=vca
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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