Arts & Culture

Arts and culture define Richmond as a community, helping to shape a unique identity that sets us apart from other urban areas.

Arts and culture are fundamental to the quality of life enjoyed by our residents, whose broad cultural diversity and historical contributions make Richmond so historically rich.

Images in the slideshow on this page are of art acquired and on display at the renovated Civic Center complex. Hover over the image for title, medium, and artist name.

Richmond Arts and Culture Commission - Neighborhood Public Art Mini-Grants 2020 -2021

Orientation - Workshop for applicants: September 21, 2020 @ 6:00 p.mFollow this link to join Zoom webinar.
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.
Awards Confirmed: December 30, 2020

The Neighborhood Public Art (NPA) Mini-Grant Program is now seeking applications for the FY 2020-2021. The grants are designated to stimulate arts and culture in the Richmond community, help emerging artists of all ages and ethnicities, and fund local visual, literary and performing arts projects. Since 2010, the NPA program has been coordinated by the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC), and has engaged hundreds of community members in art projects all over the City of Richmond. To apply, please download and fill out the attached application.

All inquiries related to the NPA Mini-Grant Program should be directed to

Request for Proposals (RFP)

NPA Mini Grant Application FY 2020-2021 Final 9-3-20_Page_01