April 2, 2020
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently announced the 2020 Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts Grantees. This year’s recipients include the Arlington Arts Center, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, and Creative Cauldron, Inc. All three organizations received grants of $20,000 for two years in $10,000 installments per year. Programs supported by the grants include performing and visual arts, education and training, and art exhibitions.

Grant recipients were selected through a competitive application and panel review process that included community volunteers and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia staff.

“The Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is grateful to have received a grant award from the Ross-Roberts Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia,” said Holly Koons, Executive Director, Arlington Arts Center. “This grant will bolster AAC's institutional capacity by providing dedicated funding to enhance public awareness of AAC's exhibitions, educational programs, and our artist residency program.”

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Ross Roberts Fund for the Arts. This grant will help us find more effective ways to communicate with and serve our growing base of patrons,” said Laura Connors Hull, Creative Cauldron Producing Director. “Working in the age of digital communication presents many opportunities but also many challenges for non-profit arts organizations. This grant will provide the resources that we need to find solutions to those challenges,” said Hull.

The Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts was launched with a legacy gift in 2018. This gift ensures this fund will become part of the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, forever supporting arts and culture in the region.
To learn more visit Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts.