MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) Arts Section and its citizen advisory board, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, will host a public comment meeting about the state’s arts programs and activities and a grant writing workshop in Morgantown on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Arts Monongahela, 201 High St., Suite 3. It is free and open to the public.

Registration for the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The grant writing workshop will take place from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., and the public comment meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The purpose of the public comment meeting is to give citizens of West Virginia the opportunity to address members of the Commission and Arts Section staff to make recommendations related to grant programs and the state arts plan.

The Commission provides guidance to the department in establishing the state’s arts plan and is responsible for approving grant awards made with federal and state funds.

Public comments at this meeting are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees who want their comments to become part of the public record should submit those comments in writing. Anyone who cannot attend can share their thoughts by submitting written comments via email.

To register, schedule a comment time or to submit written comments, contact Lance Schrader at (304) 558-0240 ext. 145 or Audio-visual services to accompany a comment presentation must be requested by Nov. 9.

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