The Purcellville Arts Council has awarded grants totaling $9,000 to five area organizations—the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, Joshua’s Hands, Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts, Loudoun Valley Viking Theatre Company, and the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour.
The council applied for and won a $4,500 in matching funds through the Creative Communities Partnership Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The purpose of the grant is to encourage local governments to support the arts. The $4,500 awarded to the Purcellville Arts Council was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Town Council.
Local art organizations were invited to submit applications last spring.
“The funds that the Purcellville Arts Council awarded to local arts organizations helps support amazing talent right here in Purcellville while connecting these artists with our citizens,” state Arts Council Chairwoman Liz Jarvis. “Combining the funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Creative Communities Partnership Grant with funds from the Purcellville Arts Council gives local performers a chance to be featured in professional caliber productions and will enhance the infrastructure that builds the foundation for future productions. Additionally, local artists will have more opportunities to feature their work. The support we give local arts organizations helps develop the reputation of Purcellville as a destination for both visual and performing arts. The Purcellville Arts Council is grateful that this funding is available through the Virginia Commission for the Arts which, in turn, enables the Town to support the arts, enhances the lives of Purcellville residents, and gives emerging and experienced artists the opportunity to share and cultivate their talent.”
The Purcellville Arts Council is a standing committee that supports visual and performing arts in the town and works to offer local artists more opportunities to share their art with the public while providing residents with a variety of ways to experience, enjoy, and learn about art.