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The purpose of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission (WAAC) shall be to assist Williamsburg City Council and James City County Board of Supervisors and other appropriate bodies and organizations in supporting and stimulating excellence in the arts and in creating an atmosphere which encourages the growth, development, and accessibility of cultural amenities for the benefit of citizens and visitors.

 List of Commissioners

List of Commissioners

Arts Calendar
The arts calendar is an on-line listing which features a broad array of arts events and cultural performances in the greater Williamsburg area. The majority of these activities have been funded through the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission arts grant program.

Arts Calendar

Applying for Grant: Criteria for Funding

The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.

2015 Criteria for Funding

Applying for Grant: Grant Application
The Williamsburg Area Arts Commission welcomes all 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organizations to apply for supplementary funding for a project or performance which meets WAAC grant requirements.

2015 Grant Application - Applications are Due by December, 1 2014 by 4 PM

2015 Project Budget Form



2015 Balance Sheet Template



Grantee Guidelines: Award Acceptance Checklist
Conditions for organizations who receive grant funding.

2014 Guidelines and Checklist

Calendar Event Form
Submission form for the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission calendar. All projects, performances, and/or services must be funded through the WAAC arts grant program or sponsored by WAAC grant recipients.

Calendar Event Form

2014 Year-End Report Form
Required form for 2014 fiscal year grant recipients.

2014 Year-End Report Form

2014/FY 2015 Grantees
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant recipients for the 2015 fiscal year:

2014/FY 2015 Grantees

Funding Sources
Total funding for the FY 2015 arts grant program was $ 120,000. This comprises gifts of $55,000, in equal portions, made by The City of Williamsburg and James City County plus a $10,000 state challenge grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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December 2013 (Book Pickup) Available Available
January 2014 Available Available
March 2014 Available Available
May 2014 Available


June 2014 Available NA - None
July 2014 Available Available
September 2014 Available Available
November 2014 Available Available
January 2015 Available

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March 2015 Available Not Available
May 2015
June 2015

Related Links

Arts Impact Study
The arts encourage academic achievement, nurture civic engagement, stimulate economic development and enhance the quality of life.

Following links provide reports, articles and research validating the value of the arts.

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Last updated: 3/18/2015 11:38:53 AM