Arts Council of the Valley opens Spring 2019 Advancing the Arts grant cycle

arts council of the valleyArts Council of the Valley has opened the Spring 2019 ​ Advancing the Arts grant application cycle. Completed applications are due March 11, 2019.

The Arts Council will host two Thursday afternoon information sessions to walk potential applicants through the process: Jan 24 and Feb 21 at 5:15 pm at the Smith House Galleries, 311 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. In addition to ACV board and staff representatives, art educator Christopher Michael, recipient of several Advancing the Arts grants, will be on hand to answer questions. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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.

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 $250 to $1,000; ACV does not require matching project funds. Awardees may receive one grant per calendar year.

Advancing the Arts ​ grants are awarded in two cycles, fall and spring. Applications for the spring 2019 cycle must be submitted electronically by 5 pm March 11, 2019.

For more information and application materials, visit

Arts Council of the Valley is located at 311 South Main Street in Downtown Harrisonburg.


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