Further, in consultation with the Arlington County Manager’s Office (CMO), Arlington Public Schools (APS), and the Arlington Commission for the Arts (ACA), we have determined County-run arts facilities (3700 Four Mile Run, Lee Arts Center and shared facilities with APS) will remain closed through December 2020. This includes theatres, rehearsal spaces, art galleries, art studios, scenery shop, costume shop, offices and storage spaces. We will reassess the feasibility of reopening of these facilities for Spring 2021 in November 2020.
The Arlington Cultural Affairs Division is committed to persevering during this challenging time by focusing on innovation and alternative means of distributing content. We are glad that some of you applied for and received the Small Business GRANT through our parent Department, Arlington Economic Development (AED). We are in constant touch with national and regional arts leadership to keep abreast of trends and funding, and we will continue to connect you with relevant resources.
In the meantime, AED’s Biz Launch team https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/start-and-grow-your-small-business/ would be happy to work with any artists on strategies to continue operating their business during this difficult time. We also would encourage any small business to consider the recently announced “Rebuild VA” Grant program https://www.governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva/.
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The Arlington Commission for the Arts administers the grants program for Arlington County artists and arts and cultural 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.
About the Arlington Arts Grants Program
The Arlington Arts Grants Program is an important way that the County addresses its investment in our arts infrastructure. As you apply for support, consider the ways in which your work helps to further the vision and values of Enriching Lives: Arlington Arts and Cultural Strategy .
Enriching Lives also aligns with the following goals set forth in the Policy for the Support of Arts Organizations and Artists:
- To create a climate within the County that is conducive to the growth and development of Arlington’s artists and arts organizations through public and private support.
- To foster the development of excellence and diversity in the arts, ensuring that a varied program of cultural activities is available to satisfy the interests of Arlington’s citizens.
- To guarantee to all Arlington artists and arts organizations an open and fair policy which assures equal access to County arts resources.
- To encourage development of public/private partnerships in support of the arts.
FY 2021 Arlington Arts Grants Program
Grants offered for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) are the Individual Artist Grant for individual artists and the General Operating Support Grant for organizations.
IMPORTANT: Applications for outdoor festivals previously administered by Arlington Cultural Affairs are now coordinated by Arlington County Special Events. For more information, visit https://topics.arlingtonva.us/special-events-arlington-county/.
The FY 2021 Arlington Arts Grant Cycle is closed, please check back in October for the FY 2022 grant information.
FY 2021 Current Grantees
The following are the list of grantees of the FY21 Arlington County Cultural Affairs Grant Program:
|Arlington Artists Alliance||$14,597.31|
|Arlington Arts Center||$16,231.91|
|Arlington Chorale, The||$3,919.69|
|Arlington Philharmonic Association||$9,472.57|
|Arlington Players, The||$13,989.75|
|Avant Bard Theatre||$15,680.71|
|Bowen McCauley Dance||$16,060.85|
|Educational Theatre Company||$15,866.02|
|Encore Stage & Studio||$16,041.84|
|Jane Franklin Dance||$12,671.53|
|Prio Bangla, Inc.||$3,483.62|
|Study Japanese in Arlington||$2,585.71|
|Synetic Theater, Inc.||$16,250.91|
|The National Chamber Ensemble, Inc.||$9,218.41|
|Individual Artists||Grant Award|
|INDIVIDUAL ARTIST TOTAL||$10,000.00|
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 email@example.com at 703-228-1876.
- Blank W9-with full instructions
- Hold Harmless for Individual Artists
- Supplier Direct Deposit Form
- Supplier Form for Individuals
- Supplier Form for Organizations
Facilities and Payment Fee Policies
- Arlington County Facility Surcharge Policy
- Arlington County Policy for the Support of Arts Organizations and Artists 12-08-1990
- Arlington County Scenic Studio Policy
- Arlington County Theater Rules
- Cancellation Policy of Performance and Rehearsal Space
- Who’s Who Arlington Cultural Affairs
Facilities and Payment Fee Forms
- Arlington County Scenic Studio Request Form
- Class Income and Payment Report Form
- Contact Information Update Form
- Event Tracking Form
- Office Space Payment Form
- Subscription Income and Payment Report Form
- Ticket Income and Payment Report Form
- Truck Request Form
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 https://arts.arlingtonva.us/ 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:
Promotional Access to CultureCapital.com
Arlington Cultural Affairs’ partnership with CultureCapital.com permits grantees a free account through which to promote their events through the regional arts website www.CultureCapital.com. Additionally, events entered in CultureCapital.com automatically appear in the ArlingtonArts.org calendar listing via a live-feed. For a full explanation of this benefit, and instructions on grantee access to CultureCapital.com click here
For more information please contact CADportal@arlingtonva.us