Leesburg Arts Groups Urged to Make Grant Applications

The Commission on Public Art invites area arts organizations to submit requests for funding from a state-run grant program.

The Town of Leesburg will apply for $4,500 of state funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Local Government Challenge 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 in town. In fiscal year 2018, the town gave $2,850 to Bluemont Concerts, $3,325 to the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, $950 to Loudoun Chorale, $1,425 to Loudoun Lyric Opera, and $950 to VSArts of Loudoun County.

Interested arts organizations should submit an online application leesburgva.gov/artsgrant, outlining the amount requested, the arts activities that the funding will support and the audience that will be served, along with a description of the arts organization. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 16.

The Commission on Public Art will review the requests at its February meeting and make a recommendation on the distribution of the funding to the Town Council, which makes the final determinations

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