West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History to host Governor’s Arts Caravan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Governor’s Arts Caravan is coming to a town near you. The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the State Arts Office will host an upcoming arts caravan, featuring a series of five grant workshops around the state to discuss grant programs with artists and arts organizations.

Available grants include eleven October 1 and rolling deadline grant funding opportunities.

Each session will last approximately two and a half hours and consist of an overview of available grants and services provided by the WVDACH. Curator Randall Reid-Smith and arts office grant coordinators will be on-site to lead workshops and answer any questions. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Locations and times are as follows:

  • Monday, July 31, 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Apollo Theater in Martinsburg (Berkeley County)
  • Tuesday, August 1, 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: National Youth Science Academy in Davis (Tucker County)
  • Wednesday, August 2, 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Robinson Grand in Clarksburg (Harrison County)
  • Thursday, August 3, 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville (Fayette County)
  • Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Historic Matewan Train Depot in Matewan (Mingo County)

To learn more about the Governor’s Arts Caravan, contact the arts office staff at (304) 558-0240. Complete grant application packages, including eligible project expenses and evaluation criteria, are available at https://wvculture.org/agencies/arts/grants/ or by contacting the arts office.

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