Published on January 31, 2023
Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Arlington Commission on the Arts are introducing the PLACE Grant, a new grant program that seeks to provide opportunities for artists, makers and performers from underserved and underrepresented communities. Applications are now being accepted until 28 April 2023.
The PLACE Grant, which stands for Promoting Local Arts and Community Equity, is a competitive grant program that will support community-initiated projects related to Arlington’s history, built environment and/or cultural heritage. The award reinforces the Arts Commission’s goals to promote cultural equity in Arlington for all and reinforces Arlington County’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
This award seeks proposals that are at the intersection of arts, culture and heritage to provide opportunities for communities that have had limited access to programming, education and other arts services. Arlington’s historic communities are a critical priority for this funding. Parties eligible to receive a Fiscal Year 2023 PLEK award include:
- Individuals residing in Arlington County (PO boxes are not eligible).
- Institutions, community groups and organizations that serve Arlingtonians and/or use historic property.
- A citizen/citizen organization and/or homeowner’s association serving Arlington County.
- A 501 (c) (3) organization in Arlington County.
How to apply
The application process is electronic via Slideroom. The application period is now open, and applications will be accepted until Friday, April 28, 2023. To complete this process, applicants will need access to a computer with the latest version of Adobe Reader software, Internet access, and the ability to send and to receive. emails. The Grants Office can assist applicants with limited computer access or who need help submitting an online application.
Please direct any requests for application assistance to [email protected]
About Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington Cultural Affairs is a division of Arlington Economic Development that delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create, support and promote the arts, connecting artists and community to reflect the diversity of Arlington. We do this by providing material support to artists and arts organizations in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and presenting high-quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.