The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will meet on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market Street, in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.
The morning session, which will be held from 9 a.m. - noon, will be the regular business meeting of the Commission. The afternoon session, which will be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., will be the Commission’s annual public comment meeting.
The purpose of the public comment 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 Oct. 15. Send comments to the 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 Oct. 19.
For more information about the public meeting or to register to appear, call (304) 558-0240, ext. 717. For directions to the Parkersburg Art Center, call (304) 485-3859.
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.
For more information or a copy of the business meeting agenda, contact Jeff Pierson, director of arts for the Division, at (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. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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