Published On: Fri, Nov 15th, 2013

Greenbrier Valley Theatre hosts grant workshop for State arts grants

Greenbrier Valley Theatre will serve as host for a grant workshop on Friday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the theatre, located at 113 East Washington Street. The WV Division of Culture and History in collaboration with the WV Commission on the Arts will conduct the free grant writing workshop.

The arts staff will offer a grant writing overview with program deadlines, tips and timelines for success, and procedures to be used for an application. They also will discuss new initiatives and programs to support local arts projects, changes in current guidelines affecting fiscal year 2015 applicants, and how to plan for grant success.

Arts administrators, arts educators, arts volunteers, artists and art patrons are invited to participate in these practical and informal sessions. Greenbrier Valley Theatre encourages all interested participants to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about potential funding opportunities for our community and to meet and talk with arts section staff.

The grant writing workshops are the result of needs identified during the “Listening Tour” sessions conducted statewide by the arts staff.

“With the help of local hosts, we can reach the most people and have more impact in each community. We appreciate these hosts for assisting with bringing this much-needed workshop to their communities,” said Renee Margocee, director of arts for the Division.

To pre-register or for more information about the grant writing workshops and the programs of the arts section and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, contact Debbie Haught, community arts coordinator for the arts section, at 304-558-0240, ext. 714 or e-mail her at debbie.r.haught@wv.gov.

For more information about events and programs at Greenbrier Valley Theatre contact the box office at 304-645-3838 or visit the website at www.gvtheatre.org.