Arlington Announces New P.L.A.C.E Grant

Published on January 31, 2023

Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Arlington Commission on the Arts are introducing the P.L.A.C.E. Grant, a new grant program that seeks to provide opportunities to artists, makers and performers from underserved and under-represented communities. Applications are now being accepted through April 28, 2023.

The P.L.A.C.E. Grant, which stands for Promoting Local Arts and Community Equity, is a competitive grant program that will support community-initiated projects related to Arlington’s history, built environment and/or cultural heritage. The grant reinforces the goals of the Arts Commission to advance cultural equity in Arlington for all and enhances Arlington County’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

This grant seeks proposals that are at the intersection of arts, culture and heritage to provide opportunities to communities that have had limited access to programming, education and other art services. Arlington’s historic communities are a critical priority for this funding. Parties eligible to receive a Fiscal Year 2023 P.L.A.C.E. Grant include: 

  • Individuals who reside in Arlington County (P.O. boxes are not eligible).
  • Institutions, community groups and organizations serving Arlingtonians and/or utilizing historic property.
  • A civic/citizen organization and/or homeowners association that serves Arlington County.
  • A 501(c)(3) organization in Arlington County.

How To Apply

The application process is electronic via Slideroom. The application period is now open, and applications will be accepted through Friday, April 28, 2023. To complete this process, applicants will need access to a computer with the latest version of Adobe Reader software, internet access and the ability to send and receive emails. The Grants Office can assist applicants with limited computer access or who need help submitting an online application.

Please direct any requests for application assistance to

About Arlington Cultural Affairs

Arlington Cultural Affairs is a division of Arlington Economic Development that delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create, support and promote the arts, connecting artists and community to reflect the diversity of Arlington. We do this by providing material support to artists and arts organizations in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and presenting high-quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County. 

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