March 8, 2010
The new Artist Roster, published by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) is available on-line. To access it, visit the Division’s Web site at www.wvculture.org/arts and click on the Artist Roster button.
The roster is a juried listing of professional West Virginia artists who are available and interested in participating in community and arts education programs. The roster was created as a resource tool for teachers, schools, arts organizations and communities to expand the reach of the arts in West Virginia communities. Sponsors are not required to hire artists from the roster to be eligible for funding from the WVCA; however, it does provide them with a starting point to accessing West Virginia teaching and demonstrating artists. In addition, the roster supplies the sponsor with geographic and monthly availability, fee schedules, and grade/age/specialties of the artists.
For more information about the Artist Roster, visit the Web site or contact Maya Nye, arts in education coordinator for the arts section of the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 713, or e-mail her at [email protected] for additional details.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.