In August 2020, the City Council approved the recommendations from the Arts and Humanities
Grant committee to allocate $44,000 in funding for Arts and Humanities
grants for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The City will apply for an additional $4,500 of funding through a
grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Five proposals were received for Project Grants for a total of $21,200,
of which all will receive full funding. Five proposals were received for
Operational Grants for a total of $31,068, of which $27,300 was
Recipients include Creative Cauldron, Falls Church Arts, Tinner Hill
Heritage Foundation, The Little City CATCH Foundation, and Washington
Sinfonietta. Details on their projects and operational needs are listed
Falls Church Arts:
Two grants including $4,200 grant increase web capabilities in order to
connect the community with the art and artists of Falls Church Arts by
creating a new easy-to-navigate website. ($2,200 in City funding with a
$2000 match from state funding), and an operational grant to help with
gallery rental ($7,550 in City funding).
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation:
Two grants including funding for creating promotional, publicity and
marketing materials for the 2021 Tinner Hill Blues Festival ($5,000 in
City funding) and an operational grant for administrative and general
expenses ($1,450 in City funding).
The Little City CATCH Foundation:
Two grants including funding for Watch Night ($5,000) and an
operational grant for professional services, storage space, office
supplies, and website costs ($2,670 in City funding).
Two grants including a free holiday concert at the Falls Church
Episcopal Church ($2,000 in City funding) and an operational grant to
help cover their annual insurance premium ($1,530 in City funding).
Two grants including $5,000 funding for launching a “Live at the
Cauldron” ($2,500 in City funding with a $2,500 match from state
funding) and an operational grant for office administration, utilities,
and facility overhead ($14,100 in City funding).