Applications open for statewide art grant program

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Commission on the Arts is accepting applications for 11 different art grant programs.

The grants cover a variety of areas, including art in education, creative aging, preserving traditions, and professional development.

Two Arts in Education grants provide support for schools, nonprofits, and individual artists to further teach school children about art, both in and outside the classroom.

A Community Arts Project Support grant will fund nonprofits and local governments that provide public programs about art.

A Creative Aging for Lifelong Learning grant funds organizations that teach art to adults.

A Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources grant will help organizations build and renovate exhibits and buildings at art facilities and museums.

Two Living Traditions grants will support artists and organizations that focus on traditional and folk art disciplines. It will also help fund workshops and education.

The Professional Development for Artists grant supports individual artists who are trying to expand their own work or teach others.

The Public Art- September 11 Day of Service grant funds public art that honors veterans and engages community participation.

The STEAM Power WV grant supports stem-based art projects in schools and nonprofits.

Finally, the Youth Engagement through Public Art grant helps support organizations that create projects that involve young people.

Applications are due April 1.


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