City of Falls Church Updates

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Grants Available for Arts and Humanities

Graphic depicting a music clef, paintbrush, and pen, to represent various art forms

The City of Falls Church welcomes applications for eligible non-profit organizations that support the arts, culture, theater, and history based within the City of Falls Church. The application deadline is August 1, 2017 and funds must be utilized before May 15, 2018.

Applications may be submitted for project grants or operations support grants. Applicants may request up to $5,000 in project grants with a total of up to $20,000 available provided by the City, and up to an additional $4,500 matching funds provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Applicants may request up to $15,000 in operations grants with a total of $25,000 available. The application and details on eligibility can be found at

Past grants supported the production of a set of audio tours about the history of the area by the Tinner Hill Foundation; a free community orchestral concert by Washington Sinfonietta; the creation an original musical at Creative Cauldron; and outfitting a new gallery for Falls Church Arts.

After an initial review by the Recreation and Parks Department to ensure eligibility, the application will be reviewed by the Arts and Humanities Grant Review Committee. The committee will submit a recommendation to the Recreation and Parks Department which will present the recommendation to the City Council for final approval in a public session of council.

After final review and approval by City Council, copies of all applications will be archived by The Little City C.A.T.C.H Foundation.

Official Grants Website
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