The Governor’s Arts Caravan is coming to a town near you in just a few days! The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the State Arts Office will host a series of five grant workshops around the state to discuss grant programs with artists and arts organizations. Available grants include six October 1 grant programs and rolling deadline 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. Sessions run from 9am until 11:30am at the following dates and locations: 

  • Monday, Aug. 1: Granada Theater in Bluefield
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2: Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3: Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton
  • Thursday, Aug. 4: WVU Art Museum in Morgantown
  • Friday, Aug. 5: Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg

To learn more about the Arts Caravan, contact the arts office staff at (304) 558-0240. Sample grant application packages, including eligible project expenses and evaluation criteria, are available at or by contacting the arts office.

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