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Loudoun Arts Council Announces 2013 ArtShare Grant Applications Available

Applications are now available for this annual grant opportunity for Loudoun County non-profit organizations. All applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

  • Application deadline is 5:00 pm Friday November 1, 2013
  • Announcement of awards is Friday December 6, 2013
  • For additional information, email: info@loudounarts.org, Subject Line: ArtShare Grant Question
You will need these three documents to apply:
  1. ArtShare General Policies
  2. ArtShare 2013 Application
  3. ArtShare Financial Form

Applications Now Available for Arts in the Village, the New Coop Art Gallery in Leesburg

The LAC and The Village At Leesburg are sponsoring Arts in the Village. This co-op gallery will feature Loudoun's own visual artists, poets, writers and performing artists.

For additional information about this project, please e-mail info@loudounarts.org.

Loudoun Arts Council Announces Public Art Project Call for Artists

Loudoun Arts Council (LAC) is requesting submissions for a Public Art Project to be located in Leesburg, VA. The mission of the LAC Public Art program is to promote and encourage private and public partnerships to integrate Public Art into the county landscape, contributing to the County's identity and quality of life.

Tentative schedule:
  • Deadline for RFQ submission: Nov 9, 2012 5PM EST
  • Panel review: Nov 13, 2012
  • Notification of semi-finalists: Nov 16, 2012
  • Semi-finalists' presentations: Dec 17 – 18, 2012
  • Notice of award: Dec 21, 2012
  • Delivery/Installation: June 2013

For complete information, see the Call For Public Art - Village at Leesburg (pdf)

We Doubled the Money for ArtShare!

In response to the current economic situation and the significant loss of funding for arts organizations the LAC has made some changes. We are now a "distributed" organization, which means we have cut our operating expenses to almost zero. We can now focus entirely on working for the arts non-profits in Loudoun County.

For the first time in the history of our organization, we have engaged in fund-raising to increase the amount of money that will be disbursed through our ArtShare program. Our 2011 Dance Party for the Arts was successful and we added $4,000 to the annual gift that supports this program, bringing the total amount available for 2011 to $8,000.

ArtShare is available only to non-profit arts organizations in Loudoun County - you must have 501-c-3 designation from the IRS. The LAC does not have any grants for individuals or for-profit art businesses.

Big Check ArtShare Presentation

Loudoun Arts Council Board Member, Heather Valdez Stillings was pleased to award a 2011 ArtShare Grant of $750 to the Loudoun Lyric Opera on Friday, April 1 during their performance of Faust at the Franklin Park Arts Center.

For the first time, Loudoun County will participate in nationwide arts study 

See the write-up in Leesburg Today from Wednesday, January 26, 2011: Loudoun Arts Council Joins Americans for the Arts' National Study

The Washington Post Takes Notice of Loudoun Art Scene

See their feature on Rebecca Kite in their article dated Thursday, March 18, 2010: Lucketts musician chosen as Loudoun Arts Council president

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 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 (703) 722-6086 or by e-mail at info@loudounarts.org. We welcome any suggestions or comments and your active membership in the LAC.