» Congratulations to our 2022-23 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 for FY 2022-23. 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. See the fundingContinue reading “» Congratulations to our 2022-23 Grantees”

» 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 metContinue reading “» Congratulations to our 2021-22 Grantees”

» Our 2020-21 Grantees

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, both with each others and potential grantees. We’re pleased to announce that City Council supported a consistent level of funding atContinue reading “» Our 2020-21 Grantees”

YOTA: Art Matters Projects

We’ve now awarded more than 30 Art Matters grants in two separate cycles, and projects are underway! Read the press release here, including a list of our funded artists. EXPLORE OUR ARTIST-LED PROJECTS Charlie Brouwer » The Benediction ProjectJane Gabrielle » The Singing Tree Project PRESS

» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion

An important note: THE ART MATTERS APPLICATION OFFICIALLY CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 30. That said, there is always the chance that a funded artist lets us know that they are not going to be able to complete their project, in which case, we will look for substitute projects. Artists are invited to continue to think throughContinue reading “» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion”

» WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project

BACKGROUND Our first call to the YEAR OF THE ARTIST network was for WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project. Below is the original call. To celebrate 2022 as Roanoke’s YEAR OF THE ARTIST and advance the role of arts and culture in recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) seeksContinue reading “» WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project”

Meetings » Year of The Artist

We’ve had 30 YOTA conversations since January 2022. We’re preparing together, learning together, and scheming together! Be part of our community arts movement: register for our weekly updates and join in! OUR UPCOMING WINTER SESSIONS Download the Winter Calendar here. REGISTER HERE for the weekly newsletter! Download our Very Brief Guide to YOTA Conversations orContinue reading “Meetings » Year of The Artist”

2022-23 » Year of The Artist

Register for City of Roanoke’s Year of the Artist for networking opportunities, calls for art, trainings, artist grants, grants for art projects, community residencies and more. Over the course of the coming year, we’ll watch how Roanoke’s creative spirit advances community good. Grab the latest newsletter here! Read the May 2 Roanoke Times editorial, orContinue reading “2022-23 » Year of The Artist”

» FY22 Arts & Culture Funding

Each year the Roanoke Arts Commission oversees funding for arts and cultural organizations collaborating to advance the city’s Arts and Cultural Plan.  Register for the online funding workshop: December 4, 9AM . We’ll send you the log information. (Recording available here on Dec. 5). Here are all the links you’ll need for the FY 2022 Funding Cycle.Continue reading “» FY22 Arts & Culture Funding”

» Grants for Restaurant Performances

REPORTING All restaurant performances must be completed by December 15, 2020. The grant reports are due by 5 PM that day. Any funds not expended on performances in according to the memoranda of understanding must be returned by December 21. We REALLY do not want to see funds returned. To report:Fill out the online formContinue reading “» Grants for Restaurant Performances”