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 County Cultural Affairs 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.


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:



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 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

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 at 703-228-1876.

Financial Forms

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 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: