The James River Arts & Cultural District Program is intended to attract citizens, organizations, and partnerships that wish to create and execute projects within the District to benefit the welfare of the citizens of Lynchburg. 

This program is administered by the Office of Economic Development & Tourism of the City of Lynchburg through an allocation of the City of Lynchburg amusement tax funds within the James River Arts & Culture District. The program is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

At this time, the James River Arts & Culture FY 2022 program is currently postponed. Please contact Emelyn.Gwynn@lynchburgva.gov for questions about the James River Arts & Culture Program. 

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Where is the District?

The James River Arts & Cultural District is in and around downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. For a closer look, here is the James River Arts Cultural District Map.

How can I apply?

The James River Arts & Culture FY 2022 Program is currently closed. Please contact Emelyn.Gwynn@LynchburgVA.Gov. for more information about the James River Arts & Culture program. 

Required Documentation
  • Submit signed W-9
  • Complete an estimated economic impact report 
  • Sign and complete a Disbursement Agreement
  • After the event takes place, the awardee much complete and submit a Final Report. 
Eligibility
  • The event or project must take place within the James River Arts & Culture District. Please see the map above for the district map. 
  • Be current on any and all City of Lynchburg taxes prior to grant disbursement

Past Project Gallery

Amazement Square Chalk Festival 

Endstation Theater Company

The Listening Concert Series

Jaylin Randolph Show Love Music Video

Riverviews Artspace

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Wolfbane Production Company

Academy Center of the Arts Mural