The city is giving away money for arts organizations. Here’s the lowdown

​The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission in partnership with the Office of Cultural Affairs recently announced the FY20 Project Grant Application is online and open to applicants through Feb. 8.

The grant is designed to provide financial assistance to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for artistic and cultural activities serving the residents of Virginia Beach, according to a news release.

Eligible projects, programs, and performances must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an arts or humanities focus
  • Take place in Virginia Beach
  • Provide programs or events that are open to the public and publicized as such to the greatest extent possible.

The grant program’s objective is to help augment and strengthen private support of the arts and humanities, according to the news release. All applicants should review the project grant policies for all eligibility criteria.

The grants are supported by taxpayer revenues in an annual appropriation from the City Council. A small portion of the funds available for grants may be supported by funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

According to the news release, the project grant program supports a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities, but does not fund general operating support for cultural organizations.

Organizations wishing to apply should review the guidelines and policies.

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