CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,034,400 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for four arts and music programs across West Virginia.

“West Virginia has a rich history in the arts, and it’s important that we promote our state’s best artists and musicians to continue these traditions for generations to come,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will help provide a place for artists to share their talents across the Mountain State and our whole country, and I applaud the recipients in Charleston and Wheeling for their commitment to uniting our communities through art. I look forward to seeing the impact of these investments, and will continue to support important initiatives like this through my work on the Senate Appropriations Committee.” 

Individual awards listed below:

  • $921,900 – West Virginia Division of Culture and History/Arts Section (Charleston, W.Va.): This funding will support programs, services, and activities associated with carrying out the agency's National Endowment for the Arts-approved strategic plan.
  • $75,000 – City of Wheeling, W.Va.: This funding will support the development of an arts and culture master plan in the city.
  • $20,000 – West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (Charleston, W.Va.): This funding will support a performance and statewide touring project.
  • $17,500 Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc. (Wheeling, W.Va.): This funding will support the Young People’s Concert Tour in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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