The Falls Church City Council approved a recommendation from The Little City CATCH Foundation on Monday, Dec. 12 to allocate $45,000 in funding for arts and cultural grants. An additional $5,000 will be funded through a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Eight proposals were received for project grants for a total of over $28,000, of which $20,000 is budgeted to be funded. Four proposals were received for operational grants for a total of over $39,000, of which $25,000 is budgeted to be funded.
Recipients include Creative Cauldron, Falls Church Arts, Friends of Cherry Hill, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, The Little City CATCH Foundation, Washington Sinfonietta and Watch Night. Creative Cauldron received a total of $17,000 in grants for funding and creating original musicals or plays and office administration, utilities and facility overhead.
Falls Church Arts received $5,600 in funding for establishing an Arts Academy for youth ages 8 – 18 and for outfitting the organization’s new gallery at The Kensington that is scheduled to open in January.
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation received $7,600 for producing a set of audio tours about the history of the area and for administrative and general expenses. For more information, visit thelittlecity.org.