Advancing the Arts Grant Program

 "My Art Goes Walking," a Spring 2017 AE grant-funded project by Elkton Middle School

"My Art Goes Walking," a Spring 2017 AE grant-funded project by Elkton Middle School

Over the past decade, Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has awarded over $350,000 to support community-based initiatives in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through its Advancing the Arts grant program. These funds are awarded to organizations, art educators, and artists working in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Advancing the Arts grants are awarded in two categories, Arts for Education (AE) and Creative Inspiration (CI). AE grants are provided to educators and educational organizations, including public schools and colleges, for projects related to educational advancement. CI grants are aimed at reaching artists and art groups for personal or professional creative advancement.

Advancing the Arts grants are awarded in two cycles, fall and spring, and awardees may receive one grant per calendar year. Candidates may submit requests that range between $250-$1,000; ACV does not require matching project funds for grant submissions.

 Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative's first large-venue performance, "(un)Moved," a Fall 2015 grant-funded CI project

Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative's first large-venue performance, "(un)Moved," a Fall 2015 grant-funded CI project

Questions? Contact Arts Council of the Valley at advancingvalleyarts@gmail.com

GRANT SUBMISSION TIMELINE

SPRING CYCLE 2019

  • January 2019: Grant information released

  • January 24, 2019: Grant Info Session, 311 South Main St, Harrisonburg, 5:15 PM

  • February 21, 2019: Grant Info Session, 311 South Main St, Harrisonburg, 5:15 PM

  • March 11: Grant applications due by 5 PM

  • April 1: Grant recipients notified

  • April 1 - September 30: Projects occur

  • October 1: Final Reports due by 5 PM

FALL CYCLE 2018

  • July 2018: Grant information released

  • October 8: Grant applications due by 5 PM

  • November 1: Grant recipients notified

  • November 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019: Projects occur

  • June 1, 2019: Final Reports due by 5 PM

 Christopher G. Michael, a Fall 2015 AE grant recipient, encouraged elementary school students to channel their inner Oldenberg and create larger than life sandwich sculptures

Christopher G. Michael, a Fall 2015 AE grant recipient, encouraged elementary school students to channel their inner Oldenberg and create larger than life sandwich sculptures