Foundation Focus: Arts and Culture

Building community-wide cultural vibrancy will increase the quality of life for area residents and improve our economy.

What we envision:

  • Community members have access to a variety of arts and cultural opportunities.
  • Residents are enriched and educated through diverse offering of arts and cultural
    activities in their community and schools.
  • The region’s cultural assets are supported to engage current and future

What we support:

  • Increasing access to the arts through performances in varied locations, discount ticket prices and opportunities to reach diverse audiences.
  • Public art and free performances in public locations.
  • Increasing the management capacity of arts organizations though staff and volunteer training or planning grants.

What we measure:

  • Number of attendees at cultural and performing arts events.
  • Number of programs and location of programs.
  • For training and planning, completion of identified training programs or completion and implementation of strategic and development plans.

What we know:

Williamsburg Area Arts Commission

Virginia Commission for the Arts

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

York County Arts Commission