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.


The FY 2014 Arlington County Grant Program Challenge Grant will launch on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by 5:00  p.m.

The deadline to submit a Challenge Grant application is Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

To apply, log on to “GO” on-line grants management system at

Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County's Special Events Coordinator. Contact:, Tel: 703-228-1876. 
Download the Special Events Application

Grant Guidelines, Policies and Forms


FY 2015 Grant Guidelines 
FY 2015 Grant Guidelines at a Glance
Arlington County Supported Arts Groups and Artisphere FAQ's
FY 2015 Cultural Grants How To GO Manual
FY 2015 Spotlight How To GO Manual
FY 2015 Space and Service How To GO Manual

FY2014 Policies

What is a Arlington County Supported Arts Group (PDF)
Who's Who in Arlington Cultural Affairs (PDF)
Theater Rules (PDF)
Arlington County Facility Surcharge Policy (PDF)
Scene Shop Policy (PDF)
Costume Collection Rental Policy (PDF)

FY2014 Forms

Arlington County Hold Harmless Agreement Form (PDF)
Studio Request Form
Event Tracking Form
Theater Request Form
Ticket Income Report Form
Subscription Income Report Form
Class Income Report Form
Space Request Form (PDF)
Truck Request Form
Scene Shop Request Form

Past Grants Awarded

FY12 Grant Awards

FY2011 Challenge Grant Awards

List of 2007-2011 grants