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 2017

(July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

    • Access Virginia
    • CAPA Fund
    • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble
    • Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
    • 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 Educational Foundation, Inc.
    • Tidewater Arts Outreach
    • Virginia Arts Festival
    • Virginia Living Museum
    • Virginia Opera
    • Virginia Repertory Theatre
    • Virginia Stage Company
    • Virginia Symphony Orchestra
    • York River Symphony
    • Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc.