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City of Falls Church Updates

Posted on: May 29, 2018

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 July 19, 2018 and funds must be utilized before  May 15, 2019.

 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

Fiscal Year 2018 grants supported a public sculpture project by Falls Church Arts; a free community holiday concert by Washington Sinfonietta; The Little City CATCH Foundation's  annual New Year's Eve celebration, Watch Night; the creation an original musical at Creative Cauldron; and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's annual Blues Festival.

 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.

 For more information, please visit

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