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Cultural Projects in Eligible Locations

Creative Neighborhood Grants

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City of Alexandria - Office of the Arts

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05/13/22 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for arts and cultural performances, productions, and exhibits in eligible locations. Funding is intended for a wide range of projects, including concerts, dance and theater performances, visual arts presentations, cultural festivals, artisan markets, and interactive storytelling. Arts projects and activities must take place within the City of Alexandria. The intention of the Creative Neighborhood Grant Program is to offer high-quality artistic programs free of charge to the public in three targeted neighborhoods: Arlandria, Parker Gray, and the West End.

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GrantWatch ID#: 202661

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range: $1,000‒5,000

Term of Contract:

This grant is for nonprofits to fund arts programs that will occur between June 1, 2022, through December 15, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Creative Neighborhood Grant Program nonprofit organizations are required to:
• Be based in the city limits of Alexandria, VA.
• Be a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (please note that fiscal agents and pass through funding WILL NOT be permitted).
• Intents to engage and hire artists to create, exhibit, present, produce, or perform in an art discipline in one of the three targeted neighborhoods.
• Nonprofit organizations must have been in existence for one year prior to applying and must stay in existence during the grant period.
• Arts projects and activities must take place within the City of Alexandria, VA.
• Arts programs, projects and activities previously awarded by the City by other City grant programs are NOT eligible; and
• Is in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.

Employees of the City of Alexandria and Alexandria Commission for the Arts’ members and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

No physical alterations or physical additions to properties that may be historic or older than 50 years of age. No permanent hardware will be necessary. Neither temporary nor permanent art installations are included in grant activities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Creative Neighborhood Grant Program is a new grant, so all potential applicants are encouraged to attend an Informational Grant Webinar (Virtual):

- Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m.
- Thursday, April 21, 10 a.m.
- Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.

If you are unable to attend an informational/grant workshop, and you wish to learn more about the program, and wish to explore potential arts projects, please email the funding source for a one-on-one appointment.

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Attend a Hands-On Grant-Writing Workshops (In-Person):

- Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m., William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue
- Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Avenue
- Friday, April 29, 7 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.

Advanced registration will be required for these free sessions. Email the funding source with your name, your organization, the session(s) you wish to attend, and your email address. Participation is optional for all sessions.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022 . Funding decisions will be announced by Monday, May 30, 2022.

Creative Neighborhood Grant Cycle:

- April 15: Begin solicitations for applications
- April 18-25: Informational/Grant workshops
- April 25-29: “Hand on” Workshops in Arlandria, Parker-Gray (Old Town), and the West End.
- May 13: Grant Deadline 5 p.m.
- May 30: Awards Announced
- December 15: All programs end, all Final Reports are due

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions about the grant or the application, please email Office of the Arts staff at

Grant Coverage Areas:

Approved Project Locations:

The Office of the Arts has worked with the Historic Preservation Office with the National Endowment for the Arts to identify specific locations where arts programs can occur. You are encouraged to reach out to these locations prior to submitting your Creative Neighborhood Grant application.

- Four Mile Run Conservatory, 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
- Four Mile Run Park-3700 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
- St. Rita's Catholic Church-3801 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22305

West End
- William Ramsay Recreation Center, School, Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center and Dora Kelley Park-5750 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311
- Patrick Henry Recreation Center and School-4653 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
- Holmes Run Park-Holmes Run Parkway
- Armistead Boothe Park-520 Cameron Station Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22304

Parker Gray
- Charles Houston Recreation Center-901 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314
- Durant Arts Center-1605 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314
- Braddock Interim Open Space-600 N. Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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USA: Virginia: Arlandria, Parker-Gray, and the West End areas of Alexandria

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