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.
Photo Credit: Helen Oderisi of Helen's Place Photography
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.
Applying for Grant: Criteria for Funding
The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.
|2017/18 Criteria for Funding
Applying for Grant: Grant Submission Introduction Video
Click here to watch the required introduction video for the 2017-2018 WAAC application.
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.
|2017/18 WAAC Application (fillable PDF)
Grantee Guidelines: Award Acceptance Checklist
Conditions for organizations who receive grant funding.
CLICK HERE to download an image of the WAAC logo to include in printed material or online.
|2016/17 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.
2016 Year-End Report Form
Required form for 2016 fiscal year grant recipients.
2016/FY 2017 Grantees
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant recipients for the 2017 fiscal year:
Total funding for the FY 2017 arts grant program was $ 160,000. This comprises gifts of $85,000 made by The City of Williamsburg and $65,000 made by 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 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.
PDF versions available through [Download pdf] links