Arts and cultural groups that regularly perform or exhibit in the south Hampton Roads area are eligible to apply for Business Consortium for Arts Support grants. Applicants must perform or exhibit in Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk or Virginia Beach or in Isle of Wight or Southampton counties. Applicants must be non-profits with 501 (c) (3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.
Before submitting a new grant application, we highly encourage you contact our office at 383-6047 to discuss eligibility and availability.
The 2015 grant cycle has been completed. The grant application for 2016 will be posted on this website in early November and will be due in mid-February.
In 2015 the Business Consortium for Arts Support awarded $728,000 to 33 arts and cultural groups that regularly perform or exhibit in south Hampton Roads. Since 1987 the Consortium has contributed more than $20 million to area arts and cultural organizations.
The 2014 grant recipients include: