County Board members on July 14 are slated to approve $215,810 in direct support to Arlington arts groups for the coming year.
The funding request, which is in line with those of previous years, comes from the Arlington Commission for the Arts. The county has provided direct funding for Arlington-based arts organizations since 1990. (The county government also provides in-kind services, such as performance space.)
Groups slated to receive grants, and the total amount, include the Arlington Arts Center ($22,400); Arlington Philharmonic Association ($24,608); Arlington Players ($12,387); Bowen McCauley Dance ($21,985); Dominion Stage ($2,440); Educational Theatre Company ($8,610); Encore Stage & Studio ($20,262); Festival Argentino ($577); Jane Franklin Dance ($18,886); and MusicLink Foundation ($1,639).
Also, National Chamber Ensemble ($7,575); Opera Nova ($1,128); Synetic Theater ($20,553); UrbanArias ($17,887); and WSC Avant Bard ($24,873).
In addition, the Arlingtones, Old Dominion Cloggers, Potomac Harmony Chorus, Prio Banglia and Sentimiento Peruano USA Dance School will receive in-kind support, and individual artists Sushmita Mazumdar and Romeo Taylor will receive $5,000 grants.