You love arts and culture, so join us and take part in this celebration.
Maintaining a vibrant and growing arts and culture community is important to everyone. Help us keep the momentum going.
There’s so much to do, so try something new! And be sure to bring a friend to share your excitement.
With your help, we can leverage endeavors like these:
- Engaging the community with diverse arts and culture from across the region.
- Providing funding opportunities, through an annual grants program, to artists and nonprofit organizations.
- Offering a variety of consulting services to the more than 150 non-profit arts and culture organizations in our region.
- Driving collaborations that can address various challenges and opportunities in the community.
- Leading the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study in our region, in partnership with Americans for the Arts.
Support our region’s arts and culture organizations
Since you’re reading this, we know that you love arts and culture … you attend events and performances, you volunteer your time, and you’re continually moved and inspired. But there are wonderful things you may be missing, so be sure to connect with more of our cultural artists and organizations by taking a look at our Connect page.
And support the Endowment for Arts and Culture
To strengthen regional arts and culture, this permanent endowment was established in 2009 by gifts in memory of the late philanthropist Waverly Manson Cole. It is owned and managed by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.
The Endowment is the only fund that focuses exclusively on arts and culture in our region, and disbursements are advised by the Board of Directors of CultureWorks.
We encourage gifts from individuals and estates, and donors should make them payable to:
Arts and Culture Endowment
c/o The Community Foundation
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23225-4047
If you have questions concerning estate planning, visit The Community Foundation’s Advancement Office or call 804.330.7400.
Make a gift … and a permanent statementMarking a body is one of the oldest and most personal forms of human expression.
We have partnered with River City Tattoo Company to honor your donation of $150 or more.The three parallel lines of the tattoo image are patterned after the oldest tattoo known, discovered on the 5,300-year-old man frozen in a glacier.
The meaning is unknown, but as with many artworks, it’s eloquent and enigmatic.
Make a statement about your permanent support for arts and culture by contacting us and we’ll be in touch to make arrangements.
“Art is often about taking risks and stepping outside a comfort zone. Making a permanent statement about my commitment to the arts and culture in Richmond was a very big and very gratifying step for me. And as a member of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2011 with John Bryan and Brooks Smith, how could I possibly say no to them?”
– Maggi Beckstoffer, President, MBM Marketing
“CultureWorks has been so successful in getting our community to think out of the box so it was quite natural for me to consider the most out of the box thing I’ve ever done and at the ripe old age of 62 with grandchildren watching. Get the CW tat.”
– James A. Rothrock, Commissioner, VA Dept for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services