The Loudoun Arts Council’s artShare grants were created to assist organizations of artistic merit to the Loudoun County community by providing funds to help maintain their stability and encourage their development. This annual grant opportunity is available to all Loudoun County non-profit arts organizations.
LAC artShare grant funds are available to local non-profit arts organizations
The 2017-2018 application period is open from Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
The announcement of awards will be Friday, December 14, 2018.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "artShare Question" in the subject line.
The Loudoun Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1987 to elevate our quality of life through the arts
This year the Arts Council is looking for new initiatives to bring the arts to Loudouners in more creative ways. Instead of submitting an update to past grant applications, a common practice for non-profits, “This year, we want to challenge our local arts organizations to think creatively about ways to use our grants,” says artShare administrator Mary Kenesson. “We’re ready to make a larger grant for an organization that has a terrific new idea,” she adds.
ArtShare is available only to non-profit arts organizations in Loudoun County — you must have 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. The arts council does not award grants to individuals, for-profit arts businesses, or government entities. Applicants must be current members in good standing of the Loudoun Arts Council. Grant awards are limited to no more than 10% of the applicant’s operating expenses. Available funds may be awarded to multiple applicants. Grant amounts will be allocated among awardees by the LAC Board after consideration of the review committee’s recommendation. ArtShare funds can be used for operating costs, program development, and/or special projects that enhance the organization’s capabilities.