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National Endowment for the Arts Announces $477,000 in Virginia Arts Funding

The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) is excited to share a major grant announcement from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the 2024 fiscal year.  Recipients include Virginia art organizations that span across various regions of the Commonwealth. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $80,000 per organization, totaling $477,000 for the state of Virginia.

“The Virginia Commission for the Arts is thrilled for the National Endowment for the Arts to fuel innovation in Virginia through these arts-centric grants said the VCA Executive Director, Margaret Hancock. The majority of these organizations receive VCA grants, as well, resulting in a meaningful layering of state and federal support for the arts that benefits Virginia’s citizens.”

The VCA recognizes Virginia Grantees

VCA General Operating Support Grantees

Art on Wheels NFP, Chrysler Museum, CultureWorks, Heard, Heifetz International Music Institute, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Light House Studio, Richmond Symphony, Signature Theatre, Springhouse Community School, Studio Two Three, Tidewater African Cultural Alliance, Tidewater Arts Outreach, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

VCA Community Impact Grantee

Early Music Access Project Inc

VCA Creative Community Partnership Grantee

City of Roanoke

Additional NEA Grant Recipients in Virginia

County of Campbell, Priyanka Champaneri, Storefront for Community Design, Virginia Hispanic Chamber Foundation, Virginia Community Voice

“The NEA is pleased to announce these grants, which support organizations in Virginia and nationwide,” said the NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Whether it’s the creation of new art, opportunities for participation and engagement in the arts, or work to better understand the impact of the arts, these grants contribute to the strength and well-being of individuals and communities, help meet the challenges of our time, and build towards a future in which all people can lead artful lives and reach their full potential.”

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established in 1965, the NEA is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

About the Virginia Commission for the Arts  

The Virginia Commission for the Arts, established in 1968, is the state agency dedicated to investing in the arts across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VCA fulfills its mission through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, distributing grant awards to Virginia artists; arts organizations; educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; educators; and local and tribal governments. Learn more at

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Margaret Hancock, Executive Director

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