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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.

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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.



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.


Richmond Ballet

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 statement

BrooksTattoocropDSC_4264Marking 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.

tattooline2The 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

"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.

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