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West Virginia Commission on the Arts annual public comment meeting to be held Nov. 8

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will hold its annual public comment meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the North Briefing Room of the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston.

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens the opportunity to address members of the Commission and to make recommendations related to the Commission’s grant programs. Information may be presented to the Commission either in writing ahead of time or in person at the meeting.

The deadline to submit written comments is Nov. 1. Send comments to Arts Section, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston, W.Va. 25305-0300.

Those who address the Commission in person should limit their presentations to 10 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to call in advance to facilitate scheduling of speakers. Individuals who plan to appear before the Commission should submit their comments in writing at registration on Nov. 8.

For more information about the public meeting or to register to appear, call (304) 558-0240, ext. 714.

The WVCA serves as a citizen advisory board to the Division. The group provides guidance in the establishment of a state arts plan, and approves and distributes grants-in-aid and awards from federal and state funds.

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. Visit the Division’s website at 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