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Organizational Arts Grant opens applications in Monongalia County

The Arts Council of Greater Morgantown (ACGM) and Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia (YCF) announced the Organizational Arts Grant program is accepting applications for the upcoming fiscal year.

Applications are open to the public, and local nonprofit organizations with arts-based missions or projects are encouraged to apply.

The Organizational Arts Grant program was founded in 2018 by the ACGM and YCF. Since then, the grant program has provided nearly $1 million of support to local arts-based organizations for creating and facilitating projects and programming.

“For the last few years, through our grant-writing workshop, arts organizations have really done the work to increase the quality of their grant applications,” said Lisa Guiliani, grant committee chairperson. “We are excited to see what our arts organizations have in store for our county this year.”

In 2022, the Organizational Arts Grant, made possible through financial contributions from the Monongalia County Commission, the City of Morgantown and the Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts, awarded a total of $169,700 to the following organizations:

  • Friends of Deckers Creek
  • Friends of the Morgantown History Museum
  • M.T. Pockets Theatre Company,
  • Monongahela River Trails Conservancy
  • Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)
  • Morgantown Art Association (MAA)
  • Morgantown Art Party
  • Morgantown Dance
  • Morgantown Theatre Company
  • Spark! Imagination
  • Science Center, Summit Chamber Music Series
  • West Virginia Botanic Garden
  • West Virginia Public Theatre

In collaboration with ACGM, grant funding also supported a Star City mural project and Pop-Up Plazas in Morgantown.

To be eligible, nonprofits need to be a 501(c)(3) organization located within or serving Monongalia County and have an organizational mission or project that promotes/serves the arts.

Applications for the grant program are available through an application portal on YCF’s website, Applications close at 11:59 p.m. June 8, and will undergo a thorough review from the Organizational Arts Grant committee. An award ceremony to distribute awarded funds will be hosted in August.