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 Grant Program
The Arlington Arts Grants program assists artists and arts organizations in establishing and maintaining artistic and cultural 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 awarded for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) are Individual Artist Grants for individual artists, and for organizations, Project Grants and Space & Services Grant.
FY 2020 Arlington Arts Grant Program Information
The FY 2020 Cultural Grant is a competitive program that supports arts organizations with financial grants for General Operating Expenses (GOE) or Innovative Projects (IP).
Please click here for FY 2020 Cultural Grant Guidelines. The Intent to Apply deadline has passed for the FY 2020 grant period. Please check back in the Summer of 2019 for information for the FY 2021 grant period.
Space & Services Information
For FY 2020, a change has been made regarding Space & Services. Applicants for Space & Services will no longer need to fill out a full grant application; only a request form will be required. Organizations desiring only Space & Services will need to fill out an intent to apply (above) form to determine their eligibility. Once an organization is deemed eligible, they will simply need to complete a Space & Services request form.
The Individual Artist Grant is a competitive program that supports individual artists with grants of $5,000 in direct financial support. Please click here for FY 2020 Individual Artist Grant Guidelines. The Intent to Apply deadline has passed for the FY 2020 grant period. Please check back in the Summer of 2019 for information for the FY 2021 grant period.
FY 2019 Current Grantees
The following are the list of grantees of the FY19 Arlington County Cultural Affairs Grant Program:
Project and Space & Services Grant Award Recipients
Arlington Philharmonic – $24,607.54
The Arlington Players – $12,386.61
Dominion Stage – $2,440.51
Education Theatre Company – $8,610.13
Encore Stage & Studio – $20,262.54
Festival Argentino – $577.83
Jane Franklin Dance – $18,885.94
National Chamber Ensemble – $7,575.03
MusicLink Foundation – $1,639.27
Opera NOVA – $1,128
UrbanArias – $17,886.71
WSC Avant Bard – $24,873.04
Spotlight Individual Artist Grant Recipients
Sushmita Mazumdar – $5,000
Romeo Taylor – $5,000
Arts Commission and Arts Organizations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Culture Capital Benefits
Facilities and Payment Fee Policies
- Arlington CostumeLab Rental Policy
- 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
- What is an Arlington County Supported Arts Group
- 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