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
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.
Information on how to apply for Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant funding.
|Application Check List
Criteria for Funding and Application Guidelines
The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.
|Criteria for Funding
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.
All applications are due to the City of Williamsburg Finance Office before 4 p.m. on December 1, 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Grant Award Guidelines and Checklist for Funding
Conditions for organizations who receive grant funding.
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.
2013 Year-End Report Form
Required form for 2013 fiscal year grant recipients.
FY 2014 Grantees
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant recipients for the 2014 fiscal year:
Total funding for the FY 2014 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
Arts Impact Study
The arts encourage academic acheivement, nuture civic engagement, stimulate economic development and enhance the quality of life.
Following links provide reports, articles and research validating the value of the arts.
PDF versions available through [Download pdf] links