Capito and Manchin announce $890,000 for five West Virginia arts and music programs

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $890,700 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for five arts and music programs across West Virginia.

“West Virginia is rich in culture and history, and I think it’s important that we work to maintain the creative spirit and proud traditions of our state for generations to come,” Senator Capito said. “It is great to see support flowing our way that will help grow our symphonies and orchestras, and strengthen regional and traditional arts programs across the Mountain State. I commend the recipients for their commitment to strengthening our communities. through the arts, and I look forward to continuing to support these programs through my work on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“West Virginia has a vibrant arts and music culture, and our entire state takes great pride in the important role artists and musicians play in our communities. I am pleased that the NEA is investing in these five programs to support our artists as they pursue their passions and enrich West Virginia and the country as a whole. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to strengthen music and arts programs across Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $820,700 – West Virginia Division of Culture and History/Arts Section, Charleston, WV
    • This funding will support national and regional arts programs, services and activities.

  • $35,000 – West Virginia Humanities Council, Charleston, West Virginia
    • This funding will support a folk and traditional arts learning program.

  • $15,000 – West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
    • This funding will support a plan to organize a statewide performance tour.

  • $10,000 – City of Buckhannon, West Virginia
    • This funding will support musical performances associated with the World Association of Marching Show Bands.

  • $10,000 – Wheeling Symphony Society, Wheeling, West Virginia
    • This funding will support the youth concert tour through West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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