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New Grants and Services and Arts in Education Roster books for the West Virginia Commission on the Arts to be presented at workshops across the state


The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) and the arts staff of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History recently published the new Grants and Services and Arts in Education Roster books and have scheduled workshops throughout the state to explain new procedures now in force to arts administrators and organizations, individual artists and arts educators.
The Grants and Services book describes all available services, resources and information for arts program planning. The Arts in Education Artist Roster provides resources for hiring teaching artists for arts in education programs.
In addition, the grant application forms also have changed and will be introduced at the workshops. The new forms will enable applicants to give a clearer description of the information necessary to improve their scoring and chance of funding from the WVCA. The new forms will be available online at by Dec. 15. An interactive CD with the new books and links to the application forms also will be available in December.
A complete list of workshop locations is attached.
For more information about the workshops, call Kelley French, secretary for the arts section, at (304) 558-0240, ext.155, or by e-mail at
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 for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Public workshops to discuss new Grants and Services and
Arts in Education Roster Books

Dec. 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Randolph County Community Arts Council, Elkins, (304) 637-2355

Dec. 3, 1 - 3 p.m., Grant County Public Library, Petersburg, (304) 257-4122

Dec. 7, 1 - 3 p.m., Carnegie Hall Board Room, Lewisburg, (304) 645-7917

Dec. 8, 1 - 3 p.m., Schroeder Environmental Science Center, Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, (304) 242-4200

Dec. 9, 1 - 3 p.m., Parkersburg Arts Center, Parkersburg, (304) 485-3859

Dec. 16, 1 - 3 p.m., Shepherd College, Robert C. Byrd Library Conference Room, Shepherdstown, (304) 876-5240

Jan. 12, 10 a.m. - noon, Morgantown Arts Center, Morgantown, (304) 292-3325