The Arlington Commission for the Arts is seeking applications for the General Operating Support Grant for arts organizations.
The Arlington Commission for the Arts (Commission) is a volunteer citizen’s group appointed by the Arlington County Board (Board). The Commission advises the County on policy and program development, oversees the grants and public art programs, advocates for the arts in Arlington and acts as a liaison between the arts community and the County.
- Eligible organizations may apply to fund general operating expenses up to $25,000 and cannot exceed 20% of an organization’s total revenue on its most recently filed IRS Form 990 or 990 EZ.
- To be eligible, an organization must have a budget of at least $10,000 from the previous fiscal year.
- The maximum award is $25,000.
The FY 2022 Arlington Arts Grants Program is a competitive program that supports arts organizations with financial grants for General Operating Support (GOS). Grants are to be awarded for activities that:
- Are mission-focused;
- Foster excellence, cultural equity and diversity of arts and culture in Arlington County;
- Have a significant impact on the community or meet a need in the County; and,
- Result in distinctive, high quality, and meaningful cultural experiences in Arlington County.
To be eligible to receive an FY 2022 GOS Grant an organization must:
- Be certified as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit by the IRS or have Fiscal Sponsorship of a certified501(c) 3.
- Have a physical street address in Arlington County as shown on the organizations most recently filed IRS Form 990 or 990 EZ, or on its most recently filed MISC 1099 if the organization is under Fiscal Sponsorship. PO Boxes are not accepted.
- Have filed an IRS Form 990 or 990 EZ with the IRS for its most recent fiscal year. IRS 990 e-postcards are not accepted.
- Produce a regular program of cultural and artistic activities that are consistent with the mission of the organization.
- Have complied with all requirements and conditions imposed by the Commission in the last grant period for which it received funding.
To appeal a Commission decision:
- Submit a written appeal addressed to Ms Anika Kwinana Chair, Arlington Commission for the Arts.
- Ensure the appeal is received by Friday, May 7, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. Appeals received after this time will not be considered.
- The appeal may be submitted by email or hand-delivered.
- To email: Submit the appeal to them. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation email that your appeal was successfully received, you need to resubmit the appeal.
- The appeal must be no longer than 500 words and must include the specific grounds for the appeal and cite applicable provisions of these Guidelines and Appendices upon which the appeal is based.
- When an appeal has been received by the deadline, in the proper format, the Commission will consider the appeal at a regularly scheduled meeting.
- The applicant will be notified of when his or her appeal will be considered and may be present at the meeting, but no presentation may be given on the applicant’s behalf. Commissioners may ask questions of the appealing applicant.
- A majority vote of the Commissioners who are present at the meeting is required to decide the appeal.
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