CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Governor’s Arts Caravan is coming to a town near you. The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the State Arts Office will host an upcoming arts caravan, featuring a series of five grant workshops around the state to discuss grant programs with artists and arts organizations. Available grants include six October 1 grant programs and rolling deadline funding opportunities.

Each session will last approximately two and a half hours and consist of an overview of available grants and services provided by the WVDACH. Curator Randall Reid-Smith and arts office grant coordinators will be on-site to lead workshops and answer any questions. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Locations and times are as follows:

·         Monday, Aug. 1, 9 – 11:30 a.m.: Granada Theater (Bluefield, Mercer County)

·         Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9 – 11:30 a.m.: Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Lewisburg, Greenbrier County)

·         Wednesday, Aug. 3, 9 – 11:30 a.m.: Pocahontas County Opera House (Marlinton, Pocahontas County)

·         Thursday, Aug. 4, 9 – 11:30 a.m.: Art Museum of WVU (Morgantown, Monongalia County)

·         Friday, Aug. 5, 9 – 11:30 a.m.: Parkersburg High School (Parkersburg, Wood County)

To learn more about the Arts Caravan, contact the arts office staff at (304) 558-0240. Complete grant application packages, including eligible project expenses and evaluation criteria, are available at or by contacting the arts office.