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Posted on: February 11, 2019

News Release - Arts Council Issues Reminder to Local Arts Organizations to Apply for Funding

PURCELLVILLE, Va. February 11, 2019— The Purcellville Arts Council reminds local non-profit arts organizations (those with 501(c)3 status) to submit requests for funding to the Purcellville Arts Council by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 for arts activities that will be held in Purcellville between July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The Purcellville Arts Council will review these requests to include in a grant proposal that the Town will submit to the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership Grant Program. The Town will match the amount awarded through that program. A total of up to $9,000 will be distributed to independent arts organizations that have applied for and been awarded support for arts activities within the town.


Eligible arts organizations that are interested must submit their applications by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Applications may be completed online or printed and mailed.


Eligible applicants must be organizations that focus primarily on the arts (i.e. production, presentation, or support of dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater or visual or related arts); are incorporated in Virginia; have their headquarters and home seasons, or activities equivalent to a home season, in the state; have 501(c)3 status; and are for arts activities that will be held in Purcellville, Va. between July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Please note that funding cannot be provided for payment to performers for specific performances.


The Purcellville Arts Council will review the funding requests and make their recommendations on the distribution of the funding to the Town Council at its March 11, 2019 meeting. These recommendations will be included in the Town’s proposal to the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership Grant, which is due April 1, 2019.


The application for this grant is now available online on the Purcellville Arts Council page of the Town of Purcellville website: https://purcellvilleva.gov/669/Purcellville-Arts-Council. Eligible art organizations may either apply online or mail the completed proposal with all of the required documentation to Purcellville Arts Council, Attn: Creative Communities Partnership Grant, 221 S Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132 by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. For more information, email Amie Ware, Division Manager, Purcellville Parks and Recreation Division at aware@purcellvilleva.gov.


For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Local Government Challenge Grant program, visit www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_local.html