ADVANCING THE ARTS GRANT PROGRAM
ACV’s Advancing the Arts Grant Program supports artists and educators that work to promote the arts as fundamental to our community and those that advocate for life-long learning in the arts. Since 2002, the Arts Council has provided artists and art educators with over $325,000.
Candidates may submit requests that range between $250-$1,000. The Arts Council of the Valley does not require matching project funds for grant submission. Payment of the grant will be made in two installments. The first payment of 50% of the awarded funds will be paid upon receiving a signed “Grant Agreement Form”. The second payment of 50% of the awarded funds will be paid on a reimbursement basis upon receiving and approving the completed “Final Grant Report”.
TWO GRANT CYCLES
ACV offers two grant application opportunities to apply for its Advancing the Arts grants each year, in October and in April. Our goal is to continue with two grant application windows per year, to allow for the funding of grant ideas that arise throughout in the year. Recipients may receive an award once per calendar year.
The deadline for the first grant cycle application is no later than 5pm on March 10, 2017. Please note that this is not a postmark deadline, the application must be in hand, at the Arts Council of the Valley office by the deadline. Applications received after 5pm on the deadline date will NOT be considered. Applications may be submitted electronically via email. See grant applications for complete guidelines.
GRANT SUBMISSION TIMELINE
January 10 - March 10, 2017: Grant Information Disseminated
March 10, 2017: DEADLINE for grant applications.
April 1, 2017: Recipients notified in writing.
April 1, 2017 - October 30, 2017: Projects
November 1, 2017: Final Reports must be submitted before or by this date.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-17 ADVANCING THE ARTS GRANT RECIPIENTS!
Art in Education Grants – for public schools, colleges, universities, and other arts education-related endeavors
- Elkton Middle School, "My Art Goes Walking" - teacher Tracy West
- Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, "Discovering Bach" - David McCormick
- Broadway High School, “Leaving My Mark with Ashley Sounder Miller” – teacher Brandy Somers
- Second Home, "Annie gets a SECOND HOME" - teacher Leeanne Shepherd
- Elkton Recreation Department, "Story Telling through Creative Dramatics" - director Mary-Liz Humphrey
- Peak View and Lacey Springs Elementary Schools, "The Printing Party" - teacher Christopher Michael
- Smithland Elementary and Skyline Middle Schools, "Woven Together" - teachers Kate Nesmith and Holly Kincaid
Creative Inspiration Grants – for individual artists and arts groups
Past Venue Grant Recipients:
The “Go Local” Film Series, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Valley 4th, Block Party in the ‘Burg, Write-Brained Network, Shenandoah Writer’s Group, SuperG8 Film Festival, The Valley Playhouse, The Collins Center, Mercy House, and First Night Harrisonburg.