Granting Guidelines

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 and have fine arts as their primary mission.

Before submitting a new grant application, we highly encourage you to contact our office (757 383 6047) to discuss eligibility and availability.

2019 Final Report Form


Recipients

In 2018 the Business Consortium for Arts Support awarded $715,000 to 38 arts and cultural groups that regularly perform or exhibit in South Hampton Roads. Since 1987 the Consortium has contributed nearly $24 million to area arts and cultural organizations.

The 2019 grant recipients include: