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West Virginia Division of Culture and History to host arts grant workshops

10/25/2005

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has scheduled a series of workshops throughout the state to give individual artists, arts professionals and members of arts organizations, information they need to apply for grants from the WVCA and the Division. The workshops are free and will focus on Challenge America/Cultural Facilities grants and Community Arts Project Support/Major Mid-Size grants.

The Challenge America and Cultural Facilities Grants workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Landmark Studio for the Arts, 4th and Main streets, Sutton. Rose McDonough, organizational development coordinator for the Division, will be present to explain the grants program and answer questions.

The Community Arts Project Support/Major Mid-Size Grants workshops will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Randolph County Community Arts Center, corner of Park St. and Randolph Ave., Elkins; and Friday, Nov. 4, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High St., Morgantown. Debbie Haught, community arts coordinator for the Division, will present the workshop.

In addition, the entire arts staff for the Division will present a general workshop focusing on all the agency’s arts grants and services programs for artists, arts organizations, teachers and school administrators Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center, 1701 5th Ave., Charleston.

For more information about the WVCA’s grant workshops, call (304) 558-0240.

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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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org