CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) State Arts Office will host a grant writing workshop and listening tour in Charles Town on Thursday, Jan. 30. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. at Charles Washington Hall, 100 W. Washington St. Charles Town, WV. It is free and open to the public.     

The grant writing workshop will take place from 9 – 10:30 a.m., and the listening tour will take place from 10:30 a.m. – noon.         

The workshop will discuss basic skills for writing grants in the arts, such as how to write a more clear and consistent narrative, how to effectively state one’s goals and various strengths and weaknesses commonly found in applications.         

A listening tour will immediately follow the grant writing workshop. Listening tours are informal meetings where citizens of West Virginia are allowed the opportunity to address staff from the State Arts Office to make recommendations related to the improvements of the arts in their communities and throughout West Virginia.

For more information about the West Virginia Commission on the Arts or the WVDACH, visit The Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.