VI Council on the Arts Opens Grant Application Process for Artists and Organizations

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts

VI Council on the Arts (VICA) announces the availability of the CARES Act Fund guidelines and applications to provide short term financial relief to those in the artistic, cultural and creative industries impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The application for these funds opens Wednesday, May 6, and closes on Monday, May 18.

Arts and cultural organizations — particularly those dependent upon revenue from admissions, ticket sales and other sources of earned income — are a segment of the V.I. arts and cultural community especially hard hit by this public health emergency.  Artists and contract workers also engaged in producing arts and cultural events have been affected due to the widespread cancellation of events and production contracts.

VICA has received $200,100 in emergency funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to address the COVID-19 Pandemic and its related effects through CARES Act.  Eligible individuals and organizations whose primary mission is to promote and provide connections through creative expression by “sharing creative experiences, expressing our own creativity, or connecting us with others and ourselves.”

Eligible Individuals can receive up to $5,000; arts and cultural organizations can receive up to $20,000.  For additional information and technical assistance, email [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected].

Also, go to the main website at:

https://www.vicouncilonarts.org/grant-programs-services/cares-emergency-relief-grant/