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.


FY 2016 Grant Guidelines coming soon. Please check back at the end of November, 2014.


Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County's Special Events Coordinator. For more information, contact at 703-228-1876.

Download the Special Events Application

FY2015 Grant Guidelines

FY 2015 Grant Policies

FY 2015 Grant Forms