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

FY 2016 Challenge Grant Application Now Open!!
FY 2016 Challenge Grant How To Manual
FY 2016 Challenge Grant Deadline: May 13, 2016 – 5:00 PM

  • FY17 Grant Applications are now CLOSED.
  • Check back in Nov. 2016 for info on FY 2018 Grant Applications


Arts Commission and Supported Arts Group Information 


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.

Facilities & Fee Payment Policies

Facilities Fees & Payment Forms