ADVANCING THE ARTS GRANT PROGRAM

2017-2018

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.

FUNDING
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.

Still shot from the filming of Repeater, a film by 2013-2014 Grant Recipient, Lurid Pictures

Still shot from the filming of Repeater, a film by 2013-2014 Grant Recipient, Lurid Pictures

DEADLINE
The deadline for the first grant cycle application is no later than 5pm on October 6, 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
June 2017: Grant Information Disseminated
October 6, 2017: DEADLINE for grant applications.
October 31, 2017: Recipients notified in writing.
November 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018: Projects
June 1, 2018: Final Reports must be submitted before or by this date.

 

"My Art Goes Walking" project by 2016-2017 Grant Recipient, Elkton Middle School

"My Art Goes Walking" project by 2016-2017 Grant Recipient, Elkton Middle School

"Discovering Bach" program by 2016-2017 Grant Recipient, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

"Discovering Bach" program by 2016-2017 Grant Recipient, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPRING 2017 ADVANCING THE ARTS GRANT RECIPIENTS!

Art in Education Grants – for public schools, colleges, universities, and other arts education-related endeavors

  • Any Given Child Harrisonburg, "Faces of Diversity" Mural with Artist Edwin Gil
  • Oasis Fine Art & Craft, Children's Summer Art Activities
  • Robert McCoubrey, "Youth and Teen Drumming Workshop" for Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Creative Inspiration Grants – for individual artists and arts groups

Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative 2017 Creative Inspiration Grant Recipient

Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative

2017 Creative Inspiration Grant Recipient

  • Mike Grundmann and Shaun Wright, "A Good Blinder" Documentary
  • Inside Out Playback Theatre "Promoting Labor Justice with Storytelling Performance"
  • Daniel Robinson, "Kamra-E-Faoree" Camera Project
  • Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative, "Split" Live Dance Performance

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.