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Arts Council of the Valley announces Advancing the Arts fall grant cycle

Arts Council of the ValleyArts Council of the Valley announced the Fall 2020 Advancing the Arts grant application cycle.

Completed applications are due Oct. 11.

Two free grant information sessions – conducted via Zoom – are designed to guide potential applicants through the process and allow time for questions on individual proposals. Info sessions are scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23 (4 p.m.), and Tuesday, Sept. 29 (5 p.m).

Sessions are optional, although strongly recommended, and typically last about an hour.

Anyone interested in submitting a grant proposal is encouraged to email to request the meeting login link for the info session they wish to attend.

ACV’s Advancing the Arts grant program supports artists, art educators, and organizations working in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Funds are awarded to those who advocate for the arts as a basic, central part of lifelong learning in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County community.

Grants are awarded in two cycles, fall and spring.

Applications for the 2020 fall cycle must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. Oct. 11, 2020.

Advancing the Arts grants are awarded in two categories:

  • Arts for Education, intended to help community artists, organizations, and art educators pursue a creative educational initiative.
  • Creative Inspiration, designed to help community artists and organizations pursue creative professional development.

Applicants for both grant types may submit funding requests ranging from $500 to $1,500; ACV does not require matching project funds.

Awardees may receive one grant per calendar year.

For more information and application materials, visit

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