2022-23 Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission Grants Open Now

Friday, December 17, 2021

​The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission is pleased to announce its annual Project Grant program is now accepting applications. The grants are open to nonprofit organizations whose missions include providing arts, humanities, history or cultural programming and services, and provide programming in Virginia Beach.

Project Grant awards cover up to 50% of the total cost of projects supported by the grant, and support eligible projects occurring between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The final deadline for applications is Feb. 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. Organizations do not need to be based in Virginia Beach to apply, but eligible projects must take place in Virginia Beach.

Presentations will be made in person, or via WebEx, on March 24, 2022. Awards and contracts will be issued in the late spring/summer for the upcoming fiscal year.

In addition, up to $3,750 in fiscal year 2021-22 Community Cultural Arts Grant funding is still available. The Community Cultural Arts Grant is designed to aid in building cultural equity in the arts in Virginia Beach by providing support for arts-based projects that reflect our changing communities through innovative, culturally rooted, and/or participatory projects with the goal of bringing the community together to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity. Organizations do not need to be based in Virginia Beach to apply, but eligible projects must take place in Virginia Beach.

The final deadline for Community Cultural Arts Grant applications is Feb. 7, 2022, with grant funds covering eligible projects occurring between now and June 30, 2022.

Grant workshops will also be available in January to assist with the application process. Workshops will be held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday in January to assist with the application process. See below for details.

Arts & Humanities Commission Grant Workshop Topics

Attendees at the in-person workshop who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

For more information, visit vbgov.com/culture. To apply for a grant, visit the Arts & Humanities Commission Grant Interface online database. If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Plate, Cultural Programming and Grants Coordinator, at hplate@vbgov.com.

In partnership with the City of Virginia Beach's Cultural Affairs Department and the local arts community, the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission promotes excellence in the arts and humanities by initiating and supporting programs, activities and policies that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of the area.

The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The Department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, coordinates the City's Public Art Program, oversees Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations. 

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