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||PDF
The arts calendar is currently hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance website. Organizations who receive funding must submit events to the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance website. Organizations are also encouraged to add their events to the Visit Williamsburg website. To register your event, click here.
|Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Events.
|Visit Williamsburg Events|
Applying for the Grant
Application collection for FY21 is closed. The application process opens in October and closes in December. Grants are reviewed in January.
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. Please note: If you are using the PDF, you MUST save it to your computer first before filling it out; otherwise, your information will not be saved.
Criteria for Funding. The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.
|WAAC Criteria for Funding||PDF
Grant Submission Introduction Video
Grantee Guidelines: Award Acceptance Checklist.
Conditions for organizations who receive grant funding.
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WAAC Grant Guidelines
|WAAC Grant Guidelines||PDF
Required form for 2019 fiscal year grant recipients.
|2019 Year-End Report Form||PDF | Word Doc|
FY 2020 Grantees
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant recipients for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:
|FY 2020 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.
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Following links provide reports, articles and research validating the value of the arts.
PDF versions available through [Download pdf] links