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Be the Change You Want to See:
Annual Lac Meeting Set for October 16, 2014

Members of the Loudoun Arts Council are urged to attend our Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 7pm.

The meeting will be held at Arts in the Village Gallery, located at 1601 Village Market Blvd SE, in Leesburg (in the Villages at Leesburg shopping complex), and will include the election of new Board Members and discussion of new LAC initiatives. Light refreshments will be available; contact the LAC Board at info@loudounarts.org if you need more information.

2014 ArtShare Grant Applications Available Now!

This annual grant opportunity is available for all Loudoun County non-profit arts organizations.

  • Application deadline is 5:00 pm Wednesday October 15, 2014
  • Announcement of grant awards will be Sunday November 30, 2014
You will need these three documents to apply:
  1. Overview and Instructions
  2. ArtShare 2014 Application Form
  3. ArtShare Financial Disclosure Form

For additional information, email: info@loudounarts.org, Subject Line: ArtShare Grant Question

Loudoun Arts Council Announces New Initiative:
Artists in Schools

The Loudoun Arts Council (LAC) and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) are collaborating on an initiative for local visual artists to visit classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year. The Artists in Schools program will demonstrate that art isn't in the past or confined to text books, but that is happening here and now, and continuously evolving. Visiting artists will share their experience with art as a career or as a creative journey, and engage students in the process. Besides collaborating with art teachers to enrich the LCPS arts curriculum, participating artists will be able to practice speaking about their work and methods and refine their presentation skills.

In a recent survey, Loudoun's art teachers said they would welcome visits from local artists in any media; several mentioned interest in ceramics, mixed media, animation and fiber arts presentations, as well as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, video production and paper sculpture and bookmaking. Teachers showed special interest in "hands-on" demonstrations and interactive activities. More than 60 local artists have applied for this new initiative; in August, LAC will follow up with those likely to match well with the teachers' interests. Visits will be scheduled through LCPS throughout the 2014/2015 school year with all tools and supplies for classroom activities during the visit will be provided by the schools.

The Call for Artists for the 2015/2016 school year will start in Spring 2015. For more information about this exciting program, email: info@loudounarts.org

List Your Arts Events on Happenings:

Happenings! Have an arts-related event or class to share with the community? Enter it in our Events Calendar! Click on the link "Submit Events" and complete the forms by the 15th of each month to broadcast your event through our website and our next monthly newsletter. It's a fast and easy way to get the word out.

Loudoun Arts Directory:

Looking for a piano teacher for your child, a portrait artist, an arts-related business or organization, or a place to perform the show you are developing? Check out our Loudoun Arts Directory web site.


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The Loudoun Arts Council is for everyone who cares about our artistic and cultural community. Please join us in our mission to work toward an increasingly vibrant and vital arts scene in Loudoun County.

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The LAC is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the County of Loudoun.

We may be reached by phone at (571) 577-9367 or by e-mail at info@loudounarts.org. We welcome any suggestions or comments and your active membership in the LAC.