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The Mission of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission is to promote, support and expand the arts as an integral part of life for all people in the Fredericksburg area. The Commission advises the City on policy and program development, oversees the grants and public arts programs, advocates for the arts and acts as liaison between the arts community and the City.


Who We Are

FAC’s vision is to serve as a valuable resource for all things arts-related in our community. To build this resource, we provide services with and for artists, arts organizations, and arts educators, and advocate on behalf of arts interest to local and state governments. Fredericksburg Arts Commission: Fosters artistic growth in the region by providing information resources, hosting celebratory arts events, and co-sponsoring community cultural events and projects. Advocates for the arts by creating a unified voice for encouragement of arts support at local, state, and national levels and by drawing connections between the arts and the community. Coordinates programs for partnership that educate citizens about the arts, increases access to the arts, and provide forums that address art-related issues in our community.    


To view the Art Commission Bylaws, please click this link


Government Challenge Grant The Fredericksburg Arts Commission administers an annual grant to City non-profit arts organizations called the Local Government Challenge Grant. The program is funded with City tax dollars and matching funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Note that this is an operational grant for awardees; applications are not for specific projects or events. The City of Fredericksburg is collecting applications for the FY2018 VA Commission for the Arts Government Challenge Grant. Any interested 501(c)(3) City arts organization should fill out the application and return it to Julie Perry for consideration. Email Mrs. Perry or go to the Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 706 Caroline Street. All completed applications are due by COB March 3rd, 2017. For other potential grants, please click this link   



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