» Congratulations to our 2021-22 Grantees

We’re pleased to announce that the Roanoke City Council supported a consistent level of funding for arts and cultural programming at $336,500.

The Agency Funding Advisory Committee (AFAC) worked hard this spring reviewing applications for the coming year. They looked at past performance and the work of our partners. They considered funding scenarios. They met virtually with each other and potential grantees.

Want to learn more about how arts and culture funding works in Roanoke?

Stay tuned for lots of announcements when organizations begin drawing down the resources this month. They are busy developing programming for the 21-22 season. Let’s have a great year building back audiences, experiences, and Roanoke’s strong cultural vibe.

ORGANIZATIONProgram NameFY 2022 Funding
Artemis Journal2022 Journal $                           6,000.00
Center in the Square Get Schooled! $                         13,000.00
Cultural Arts for ExcellenceAfter school programming $                           8,000.00
Down by Downtown/The Spot on KirkLocal Talent SPOTlight $                           6,000.00
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University2021-2022 Exhibitions & Programs $                           7,000.00
Grandin Theatre Foundation Inc.Grandin Theatre Film Lab $                          17,500.00
Harrison Museum of African American CultureHenry Street Heritage Festival Performances $                         16,000.00
Jefferson Center FoundationPerforming Arts & Education $                         30,000.00
Local Colors of Western Virginia, Inc.Cultural Events $                          17,000.00
Mill Mountain TheatreYoung Audiences & Reading Skills Development $                         24,000.00
Mill Mountain ZooArt to Rescue the River $                           9,000.00
Opera RoanokeYoung Artist Program $                         18,000.00
Roanoke Arts CommissionSupport for the Arts $                           3,000.00
Roanoke Ballet TheatreSnow White Performances $                           8,000.00
Roanoke Festival in the ParkRoanoke Festival in the Park $                         18,000.00
Roanoke Symphony OrchestraSymphony Under the Stars $                         30,000.00
Roanoke Valley Children’s ChoirSongs of the Season $                           3,000.00
Science Museum of Western VAFull STEAM Ahead $                         18,000.00
Southwest Virginia BalletKeep the Arts Strong $                           9,000.00
Taubman Museum of ArtFashioning the Future $                         35,000.00
Virginia Children’s TheatreVCT In-School Residencies $                         19,000.00
Virginia Museum of TransportationEducation Programing for All $                         22,000.00
TOTALS  $                       336,500.00


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