Arts Grants

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 Arts FY 2019 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. Current grantees should visit the Arlington Arts Grantee page to access policies and forms for their award.

Grants offered for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) are the Individual Artist Grant for individual artists, and for organizations, the Project Grant and Space & Services Grant.


For Organizations:

For Individuals:


DOWNLOAD: FAQs for Organizations (insert link to FAQs in the title)

DOWNLOAD: FAQs for Individual Artists (insert link to FAQs in the title)

IMPORTANT: Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County Special Events. For more information, visit


DOWNLOAD: Intent to Apply Application_for Organizations

DOWNLOAD: Intent to Apply Application_for Individual Artists

Please email questions to We look forward to seeing you!