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||[PDF]|
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.
|Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce 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 Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Website
Organizations who receive funding must submit events to the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce and 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
|2017/FY 2018 Grantees||Grantee List|
Total funding for the FY 2018 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.
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