City of Alexandria Office of the Arts Accepting Community
Engagement Grant Applications
For Immediate Release: November 21, 2018
The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is accepting applications
for Microgrant and Creative Partnership Grants. These two Community Engagement
Grants will provide opportunities to support the goals and recommendations of
the City’s approved Arts and Culture Master Plan.
Microgrants will be awarded up to $1,000, no cash match
required. Artists 18 years and older can submit projects and/or programs that
are free, and open to the public and benefit the City of Alexandria residents.
Successful applications will demonstrate that the project supports community
representation and cultural respect, encourage cultural diversity and/or
enhance underserved communities, neighborhoods or populations of the City of
Alexandria. The Office of the Arts
strongly encourages artists and artists teams to apply. Individual artists who
are affiliated with organizations that have received Fiscal Year 2019 grant
funding may apply for a Microgrant.
However, the microgrant may not be used for a project that is fully or
partially funded by the organizations previously awarded Fiscal Year 2019
Creative Partnership Grants will be awarded for $2,500,
applicants will be required to provide $5,000 cash match. Funding is for Alexandria nonprofit
organizations or businesses to engage artists to create new art-centered
projects in a variety of media which benefit the community. Nonprofit organizations that have received a
grant for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Office of the Arts are not eligible to
The total amount to be awarded is $13,500. The duration of the projects can be a maximum
of 8 months, beginning as of January 1, 2019 and must be completed by August
31, 2019. To request a link for a
community engagement grant click
For additional information or questions, contact Cheryl Anne
Colton, Regional Program Director, at 703.746.5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Diane Ruggiero, Deputy Director, at 703.746.5590 or email@example.com.
The deadline for online applications is Sunday, December 16,
2018 at 11:59 pm. Hard copies mailed must be received by 5 p.m. on
Monday, December 17 at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
For additional further information, contact the Department
of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities’ Office of the at 703.746.5565,
or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 703.746.5565, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia Relay 711.