The Arlington Commission for the Arts administers the grants program for Arlington County's artists and arts organizations. The Arlington County Policy for the Support of Arts Organizations and Artists (as approved by the Arlington County Board on December 8, 1990) describes eligibility for the program, application procedures and criteria for evaluation.
Welcome to the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Grant Program
THE FY18 GRANT PROGRAM
The Arlington Arts Grants program assists artists and arts organizations in establishing and maintaining programs in the County by providing facilities, financial, and technical support; developing a broad base of financial and community support; and enhancing their artistic, technical, and managerial competence.
Grants offered for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) are the Individual Artist Grant for individual artists, and for organizations, the Project Grant and Space & Services Grant.
All applicants for Fiscal Year 2018 are required to attend a preparatory workshop before beginning the application process. Both the Project and Space & Services Grants will be discussed in each Organization Workshop, and each organization may register one administrator to attend on the organization’s behalf. It is strongly recommended the administrator applying for the grant be the one to attend the workshop. Individual Artists must represent themselves by attending a workshop.
Registration is required and space is limited. Please select one of the workshops below and register by clicking on the link provided.
FY18 GRANT WORKSHOPS
Organization Workshop Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm. RSVP here
Individual Artist Workshop Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. RSVP here
Organization Workshop Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm. RSVP here
Organization Workshop Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3:00pm-5:00pm. RSVP here
Individual Artist Workshop Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm. RSVP here
Organization Workshop Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm RSVP here
Individual Artist Workshop Saturday, February 4, 2017, 12:30pm – 2:30pm RSVP here
All workshops will be held in Room 139 at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206.
Revised Guidelines for all grants will be discussed at the workshops. Guidelines will be provided for attendees at the workshop and may be previewed by clicking on the links below:
FY2018 GRANT GUIDELINES:
FY2018 INTENT TO APPLY GUIDELINES & FORM*:
FY18 Intent to Apply Form - Individual Artist Grant
FY18 Intent to Apply Form - Organizations
The Intent to Apply form is due Monday, February 6, 2017, no later than 11:59PM by email to email@example.com. Please follow the instructions in the Guidelines for completing the form.
The Intent to Apply form for individual artists may be downloaded here: Intent to Apply for Individual Artists
The Intent to Apply form for organizations may be downloaded here: Intent to Apply for Organizations
Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Commission and Supported Arts Group Information
PLEASE NOTE! Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County's Special Events Coordinator. For more information, contact email@example.com at 703-228-1876.
Facilities & Fee Payment Policies
Facilities & Fee Payment Forms
Rehearsal and Theater Space Request Form
Arlington Arts Media
An applicant awarded County support must agree to insert in season brochures, programs, web pages, and other appropriate printed and digital material the following credit: “This program is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.” In addition, a link to www.arlingtonarts.org must be placed on an organization’s website.
If an organization would like to use the Arlington Arts logo in print and/or digital media, it may be accessed here: