» 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 awarded 10 Art Matters grants and projects are underway. Artists with projects that can be completed through an investment of up to $3,000 and advances wellness, justice and inclusion in the community are invited to apply through August 1. Learn all about the awards in this press release and in this article from the June 1 RoanokeContinue reading “YOTA: Art Matters Projects”

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

ART MATTERS GRANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 1 AND ARE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. To celebrate 2022-23 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) seeks artists to undertake projects that advance community wellness,Continue 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”

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. Read the May 2 Roanoke Times editorial, or watch this episode of BlueContinue 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”

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A message from the Roanoke Arts Commission Our lives pulse with creativity. Choruses sing. Students dance. Writers try their voice at an open mic night. And a wide range of performances, lectures, book clubs and exhibitions keep us learning well into retirement. We create art. We explore art. We ARE art. The Roanoke Arts Commission increases theContinue reading “Home”