- 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 Business Consortium for Arts Support is now accepting applications from eligible South Hampton Roads arts and cultural organizations for calendar 2016 funding. If you wish to be considered, please return the completed application to this office by Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Please provide the original plus six additional copies for a total of seven (7) applications. In an effort to save on paper, background documentation may be submitted via email in PDF form. The attachments page will indicate electronic submission. It is required that if you have not received funding in the past, you contact me at the below number before submitting an application. We will absolutely NOT accept late applications in 2016.
- 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 2015 grant recipients include: