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Applications for West Virginia Commission on the Arts’ Artist Roster and Program Guide now being accepted

1/23/04

Applications from West Virginia artists are now being accepted for review for the new Arts in Education Artist Roster and Program Guide, published by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA). Applications must be received by Feb. 24, 2004.

The Artist Roster and Program Guide is a resource tool for teachers/educators, schools, arts and community organizations and other potential sponsors of arts in education projects. The program includes support for artist residencies, special projects, artist visits, West Virginia touring artist programs, workshop leader fees, development of conferences or forums on arts education, travel assistance to artists, arts administrators, and educators for trips to model sites, out-of-state conferences or other professional development opportunities, materials necessary for the completion of a funded residency or special project, creation of educational materials for new productions to tour in schools, and exhibits in art centers or museums and other innovative projects.

The new directory is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2004, and will be distributed to schools and organizations throughout the state. Although sponsors are not required to select artists from the directory to be eligible for support from the WVCA, the publication does provide them with a starting point to accessing West Virginia teaching artists and a program guide for projects that are eligible for funding.

Professional working artists currently active in their field who are legal residents of West Virginia at the time of application are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must be over the age of 18 and cannot be full-time students.

For more information about the Arts in Education Artist Roster and Program Guide, contact Martha Collins, coordinator of the program at (304) 558-0240, ext. 145. To receive an application, call Kelley French at ext. 155, fax (304) 558-3560, write to West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Arts Section, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305-0300 or visit our website at www.wvculture.org/arts/index.html.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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