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Posted on: January 28, 2020

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

PURCELLVILLE, Va. January 28, 2020— Local non-profit arts organizations are invited to submit requests for funding to the Purcellville Arts Council by Friday, March 6, 2020 for arts activities that will be held in Purcellville between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. To help fund qualifying activities approved by the Purcellville Arts Council, the Town of Purcellville is applying for a grant from 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 interested in applying are required to submit, by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, the online application, the organization’s W-9, and the organization’s 501(c)3 letter. Please note that funding cannot be provided for payment to performers for specific performances.


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; and have their headquarters and home seasons, or activities equivalent to a home season, in the state.


The Purcellville Arts Council will review the funding requests and then share their recommendations to the Town Council. The deadline for the Town to apply for the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership Grant is April 1, 2020.


The application for this grant is now available online on the Purcellville Arts Council page of the Town of Purcellville website.  Eligible art organizations may either apply online or mail the proposal with all of the required information to Purcellville Arts Council, Attn: Local Government Challenge Grant, 221 S Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132 by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.


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

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