Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More Than $10,000 Awarded Through the Richmond Arts and Cultural District Micro Grant Program

The City of Richmond and partner CultureWorks are pleased to announce the second cycle of grant awards, for the January 2014 cycle, made through the Richmond Arts and Cultural District Micro Grant Program.

For Capital Improvements

ART 180, $2,500
New signage to help increase ART180’s visibility at 114 W. Marshall Street.

RVA First Fridays with Downtown Neighborhood Association, $2,010
 Upgrades to a new office for the organizations at 417 W. Broad Street.

Studio/Gallery 6, $2,500
Upgrades to exhibition and gallery space at 6 E. Broad Street.
For Project Support

CenterStage Foundation, $1,000
Support of the free Genworth Lights Up! Youth Open House on March 22, 2014.

The People’s Library, $1,000
Support of The People’s Library Project located at the Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street.

RVA Dance Collective, $1,000
Support of free community workshops in July and August at Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall Street.

The Micro Grant Program is one of several recent City initiatives targeted to the Broad Street Arts and Cultural District. The purpose of the program is to increase the activity and vibrancy of the Arts and Cultural District through the combined effect of several, small grant funded projects and improvements. Two categories of grants are available: project support and capital improvements. Project support grants of up to $1,000 are designed to help fund special events, installations or activities presented within the boundaries of the District. Projects can be of any medium or cultural discipline and must have a component that is free and open to the general public. Capital improvements grants of up to $2,500 are available to fund items that can substantially increase an entity’s ability to host arts and cultural related activities for the general public. 

The next application deadline is April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. Applications for the Micro Grant program are accepted on an ongoing quarterly basis. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-May.

Grants are available to individuals, businesses or organizations in the Arts and Cultural District.  Entities located outside of the district should partner with a lead organization located within the Arts and Cultural District. Applicants are not required to be a nonprofit.

To download the grant criteria and application please visit

To learn more about the programs, incentives, and financing resources available to entities located in the Arts and Cultural District go to