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Posted on: January 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fredericksburg Arts Commission Issues Call for Entry

FAC Arts Support newsflash

Now accepting applications for art events and non-profit cash grants

The Fredericksburg Arts Commission offers two grant programs each year: 1) the Creative Communities Partnership Grant and 2) the Arts Support Program. All eligible city-based art events and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply.

The Creative Communities Partnership Grant, formerly called the Local Government Challenge Grant, is administered by the Fredericksburg Arts Commission (FAC) as an annual grant to non-profit arts organizations located in the City of Fredericksburg. The program is funded with State funds provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the City provides matching funds. Grant awards may be used for general operations and not required to be for specific projects or events.

Applications for the FY2023 Creative Communities Partnership Grant can be found on the Fredericksburg Arts Commission website: www.fredarts.com. Any interested 501(c)(3) arts organization located in the City of Fredericksburg should complete the application and submit it by email to info@fredarts.com, or drop it off at the Dorothy Hart Community Center:

c/o Kim Herbert
Fredericksburg Arts Commission
Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Creative Communities Partnership Grant applications are available online at https://www.fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/fac-grants. All CCPG completed applications are due by COB March 4th, 2022.

The FAC’s Arts Support Program seeks to support both new and established arts events and projects in the City of Fredericksburg that celebrate and expand the arts in our community. The FAC is currently accepting applications for its 2022 Arts Support Program, a competitive funding opportunity. The FAC defines “arts” broadly and artists - visual, functional, performing, literary, digital, culinary – are encouraged to seek out FAC support for events and projects in our city. The FAC is committed to supporting a variety of arts programs including virtual opportunities due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Both in-person events and virtual programming will be considered for funding. The program is funded by the City of Fredericksburg to help support our thriving arts community.

There will be four Arts Support grant cycles in 2022, applications are due by COB on:

March 1, 2022
June 1, 2022
September 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

Eligible applicants may apply for multiple funding cycles. As fiscal resources are limited, support for arts events/projects from FAC is determined via a competitive process. Applicants for support are encouraged to closely follow the application guidelines and keep in mind eligibility and evaluation criteria. Eligible applicants can apply using the form on the FAC’s website www.fredarts.com and submit their completed application by email to info@fredarts.com by COB on each quarterly deadline.

About the Fredericksburg Arts Commission: The Mission of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission is to promote, support and expand the arts as an integral part of life for all people in the Fredericksburg area. The Commission advises the City on policy and program development, oversees the grants and public arts programs, advocates for the arts and acts as liaison between the arts community and the City. Our vision is to serve as a valuable resource for all things arts-related in our community. To build this resource, we provide services with and for artists, arts organizations, and arts educators, and advocate on behalf of arts interest to local and state governments. For more information please visit www.fredarts.com.

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