West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) - West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA)
Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations and government agencies for arts projects and programs in communities throughout the State. A Letter of Intent must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support long-range planning, staffing support, re-granting programs, and cultural assessment of West Virginia communities.
The Community Arts Project Support Organizational Development grant program includes the following 4 areas:
- Long-Range Planning:
Qualified activities include hiring outside consultants and planners to evaluate a nonprofit arts organization’s administrative, artistic, programmatic and financial management as well as marketing and fundraising efforts as part of a long-range plan.
Qualified activities are re-granting programs run by nonprofit arts organizations with missions of supporting community arts.
- Staffing Support:
Qualified use of funds includes salary and benefit costs for nonprofit arts organization staff.
- Community Connections:
Qualified use of funds includes costs associated with assessing a community’s cultural needs and resources.
Community Connections (Cultural Planning) Eligible Expenses:
- First year: Up to 50% of consulting fees and administrative costs related to the cultural planning process, including the cost of printing/copying, public meeting notices, surveys, re-granting and artist-stipend guidelines, mailing and design fees.
- Second year: Up to 50% for re-granting funds to support project that meet the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
- Up to 50% of administrative costs associated with evaluating the first year of community planning, re-granting or the artist stipend program and fall into one of the administrative categories outlined for first-year participants.
GrantWatch ID#: 169180
-The total salary may not exceed 25% of the applicant’s annual budget.
-Organizations with paid managers may apply for 50% of the salary for an arts management intern not to exceed $3,000.
- Eligible Expenses: 50% of new employee salary and benefits up to $20,000 for the first year, 40% the second year and 30% the third year.
Long-Range Planning Assistance:
-50% funding for consultant fees and expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.
-First-year funding is limited to $5,000 for coordinating a community cultural planning process and implementing goals outlined in the cultural plan, including up to $1,000 for support projects developed from the cultural planning process.
-Second-year funding is limited to $5,000 to continue furthering the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
-Funding is limited to $6,000.
Funding is for projects occurring July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
Staffing Support: First-year support is available for 11 months for one staff position, beginning August 1 and ending June 30. Applicants must re-apply for second and third year funding.
Cultural Planning grants: Second-year funding is available to continue furthering the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit completed package to:
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History
Commission on the Arts
The Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Jack J. O’Hearn
304-558-0240, extension 155
USA: West Virginia