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Local Arts Organizations Invited to Submit Applications to the Town of Leesburg for FY 2020 Grant Funding

Application deadline is Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Post Date:01/04/2019 9:33 AM

Leesburg, VA (January 4, 2019) – The Leesburg Public Art Commission invites local arts organizations to submit requests for funding. Requests must be received by February 20, 2019, for proposed arts activities that will take place in the Town of Leesburg during Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). 

The Town of Leesburg will apply for $4,500 of state funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership grant program, and match it with $5,000 of local funds. The total amount of $9,500 will be distributed to independent arts organizations to support arts activities within the Town. In FY 2019, grant recipients included the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, Loudoun Chorale, Loudoun Ballet, and VSArts of Loudoun County. 

Interested arts organizations should submit an online application via the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/artsgrant, outlining the amount requested, the arts activities that the funding will support, and the audience(s) that will be served, along with a description of the arts organization.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, to be considered.  

Applicants must be organizations whose primary purpose is the arts (production, presentation or support of dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, or visual or related arts), that are incorporated in Virginia, and have their headquarters and home seasons, or activities equivalent to a home season, in the state.  Funding cannot be provided for payment to performers for specific performances. 

The Leesburg Commission on Public Art will review the funding requests at their March 2019 meeting and make a recommendation on the distribution of the funding to the Leesburg Town Council.  The Town Council will make the final determination, dependent on receipt of the matching state funds.  The deadline for the Town to apply for the Creative Communities Partnership Grant is April 2, 2019. Funding will be provided to selected arts organizations after July 1, 2019.   

For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership grant program, please visit www.arts.virginia.gov/grants_local.html

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2734

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