Capito, Manchin Announce $75,000 for Four West Virginia Arts and Music Programs

Charleston, W. Va. – Today, U.S. Senators Sherry Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced four arts and music grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). announced a donation of $75,000 to the program. West Virginia.

“West Virginia has a rich cultural history, and it’s important to preserve the state’s creative spirit and proud traditions for generations to come.” Senator Capito said“It’s great to see the support coming our way to help grow symphonies, orchestras, playhouses and performance halls throughout the Mountain State. Strengthening our communities through the arts. I applaud the honorees’ commitment to this and 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 the state as a whole is proud of the important role that artists and musicians play in our communities. NEA invests in these four programs. And I am thrilled to be helping talented artists pursue their passions and enrich West Virginia and the country at large.I look forward to seeing the positive impact of this funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to strengthen similar programs throughout the mountain states.” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards are as follows.

$35,000 – Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, W.Va.): This fund supports state and regional arts programs, particularly folk and regional arts.

$10,000 – Allegheny Echoes, Inc. (Marlington, Virginia): This fund supports state and local arts programs, especially folk and community arts.

$10,000 – Northern West Virginia Dance Council, Inc. (Morgantown, Virginia): This fund supports the Challenge America initiative.

$20,000 Contemporary American Theater Festival, Inc. (Shepherdstown, Virginia): This fund supports local theater productions.

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