Support. Create. Celebrate.

The Richmond region has a vibrant and thriving art and culture community that is felt way beyond individual stages, galleries and museums. They hum with energy, and are being noticed worldwide which drives people to visit, and contributes to the prosperity of our entire region.

CultureWorks is proud to provide support and leadership to continue this trend. Whether you’re an artist, a cultural organization, a lover of art and culture, or one of our many supporters – welcome!

What's New

Art Park at Night 2

2016 Grants Cycle

Grant opportunities for nonprofit 501c3 organizations and practicing local artists.




The Arts Mean Business

CultureWorks joins Americans for the Arts’ national study.


Love arts and culture?

Lend your support! Audience members, festival goers, museum visitors -- celebrate with us! Life in a community with arts and culture is immeasurably richer. So participate, engage and savor … and share your excitement with others!.

Artists and Nonprofits


… we support your creativity!

Our annual Grants Cycle is in full swing, and we’re accepting applications through March 31 at 5 p.m. You can read guidelines and find full application materials.


Generous Sponsors

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… and others who’d like to be.

We’re always thankful for the support of corporations and individuals, and are happy to introduce others to the work we’re doing.


"There is no other organization serving the City of Richmond and the surrounding region that supports individual artists and cultural entities as CultureWorks does."

"Your team finds imaginative ways to provide opportunities and exposure for large and small organizations."

"You guys are doing such a good job promoting the arts in the region in a fair way…it is VERY refreshing."

"CultureWorks is the glue that holds Richmond's arts and culture community together."

Emily Smith

1708 Gallery

"Thank you so much for believing in St. John's Church Foundation and for your trust. The grant has made a big difference in what we can accomplish"

"There is no other organization serving the City of Richmond and the surrounding region that supports individual artists and cultural entities as CultureWorks does."

Show your support by becoming a Cultural Shareholder. It’s FREE!

To register click here.

Whether you’re actually an artist, or simply someone who attends festivals, goes to galleries, or strolls in gardens, you’re part of an important community expressing itself. And as a Cultural Shareholder, you can connect with others who have the same passions.

As a Cultural Shareholder, you’ll receive …

  • Exclusive weekly listings of last-minute weekend bargains
  • A monthly newsletter spotlighting events, organizations and trends around the region
  • A voice on major issues affecting or benefiting individual communities
  • And it’s all free of charge!

You must be 18 years or older to register.


Our partners in making this a vibrant, engaging place to live.

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Supported by The City of Richmond, Hanover and Henrico County

Bank of America
The Cameron Foundation
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Chesterfield County
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Data Network Services
James River Heating & Air Conditioning
River City Tattoo

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