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Virginia Commission for the Arts Allocates Over $5.5 Million to Strengthen the Commonwealth’s Communities

The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) announces an investment of over $5.5 million into the arts ecosystem across the Commonwealth of Virginia for FY24.

“It is the distinct honor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to recognize the organizations and initiatives positively impacting Virginia through the arts,” said Virginia Commission for the Arts Executive Director Margaret Hancock. “We value the multitude of ways the arts elevate the education, expression, healing, collaboration, and creativity that define a vibrant Virginia – and our grants help to fuel and strengthen these contributions across the state.”

Grant allocations for FY24 feature:

In addition to these grants, the VCA awards an additional 200+ grants throughout the fiscal year through its Virginia Touring and Arts in Practice grant programs. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until December 1 and April 15, respectively, these grants extend extraordinary opportunities for state-supported arts programming in every corner of the Commonwealth. Further details on these grants and other VCA programs, including the VCA’s Touring Artist Roster and Teaching Artist Roster, can be found on the VCA’s website. The VCA encourages all nonprofits advancing a vibrant Virginia to consider and apply for a VCA grant.

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.  Its rigorous grant review process is enhanced by Advisory Panels composed of knowledgeable individuals with diverse expertise in artistic disciplines, arts management, and community engagement. More than 70 individuals have generously contributed their time and insights to the FY24 grant review process.

For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit Artists, organizations, and interested members of the public are invited to follow the VCA on Instagram @virginiaarts, and subscribe to the Virginia Commission for the Arts Newsletter for the latest news and opportunities.

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