The Newport News Arts Commission oversees the annual grant process where local, regional, and state organizations can apply for city grants to support arts programs. This support takes the form of General Operating Support Grants and Special Project Grants. General Operating Support Grants are awarded to support the general operations of arts groups and facilities. Special Project Grants are awarded for special arts projects. The Newport News Arts Commission forwards funding recommendations to the City Council for approval. Grants are awarded in July.




Grant Awards Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019

  • Access Virginia
  • CAPA Fund        
  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble
  • Ferguson Center for the Arts     
  • Magic Harmony Show Chorus
  • Mariner’s Museum        
  • Mildred McDaniel Concert Series             
  • Mosaic Steel Orchestra
  • Newport News Public Art Foundation
  • Peninsula Community Theatre  
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center         
  • Port Warwick Foundation            
  • Soundscapes, Inc.
  • Teens with a Purpose
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • Virginia Choral Society  
  • Virginia Living Museum
  • Virginia Opera Association, Inc. 
  • Virginia Stage Company               
  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • WHRO  
  • Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc.