Williamsburg Area Arts Commission

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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

Arts Calendar
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. 

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Events.

Applying for Grant: Criteria for Funding

The following criteria must be met before consideration of funding.

WAAC Criteria for Funding PDF

Applying for Grant: Grant Submission Introduction Video

Click here to watch the required introduction video for the 2018-2019 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.

2019/20 WAAC Application (fillable PDF) PDF

Grantee Guidelines: Award Acceptance Checklist
Conditions for organizations who receive grant funding.


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WAAC Grant Guidelines

WAAC Grant Guidelines PDF

2019 Year-End Report Form
Required form for 2019 fiscal year grant recipients.

2019 Year-End Report Form PDF

2018/FY 2019 Grantees
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission grant recipients for the 2018-2019 fiscal year:

2018/FY 2019 Grantees Grantees

Funding Sources
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.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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Related Links

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.

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