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West Virginia Division of Culture and History to present free grant workshops statewide

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History have scheduled workshops throughout the state to give individual artists and arts professionals information they need to apply for grants from the WVCA and the Division. The workshops are free and open to artists in all disciplines, including theater, dance, literature, video, music, film, performance and visual arts.

The workshops will focus on Artist Fellowship grant applications, which have a postmark deadline of Sept. 1, 2005, and Professional Development grant applications, which are due Feb. 1, 2006. Applications for these grants will be mailed to artists listed on the Division’s Artists’ Register. The applications also will be available online soon at www.wvculture.org/arts.

The first workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 12, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at the Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. Additional meetings will be held on Thursday, July 14, from noon - 2 p.m. at the Randolph Community Arts Council, corner of Park St. and Randolph Ave., Elkins; Tuesday, July 19, from noon - 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston; and Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Public Library, 373 Spruce St., Morgantown.

Reservations are suggested. For more information about the workshops, to make a reservation, or to request a copy of grant applications, contact Jeff Pierson, individual artist coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 717, or e-mail him at jeff.a.pierson@wv.gov.

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 Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org