The purpose of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission (WAAC) will 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 that 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. Arts events and cultural performances may also be found on the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance website.
|Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Events.|
The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.
|2018/19 Criteria for Funding||PDF
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.
|2018/19 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.
|2018/19 Guidelines and Checklist|
Event Submissions to Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Website
Organizations who receive funding must submit events to the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance website. All projects, performances, and/or services must be funded through the WAAC arts grant program or sponsored by WAAC grant recipients.
|2018 Year-End Report Form||PDF
|2018/FY 2019 Grantees||Grantees|
Total funding for the FY 2019 arts grant program was $ 160,000. This comprises gifts of $75,500 made by The City of Williamsburg and $75,500 made by James City County plus a $9,000 state challenge grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Following links provide reports, articles and research validating the value of the arts.
PDF versions available through [Download pdf] links
- Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA)
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- Americans for the Arts
- Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
- Rand Corporation