Dominion Energy seeks applicants for 2017 ArtStars Awards
Grants totaling $50,000 will be awarded to school-based arts and education programs
RICHMOND — Dominion Energy is once again inviting nonprofit arts organizations serving K-12 students in Virginia to apply for a Dominion Energy ArtStars award. One Shining Star Award of $10,000 will be awarded in each of five regions to arts and cultural programs that make communities more vibrant by engaging students in theater, art, music and other artistic forms.
“ArtStars is all about giving back to smaller, community-based arts organizations that are inspiring students to find their own creative voices,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
Past ArtStars winners represent a wide variety of artistic expression. Last year, for example, Shining Star awards were given to organizations teaching filmmaking, modern art, and Appalachian blue-grass music.
To be eligible, organizations must have a qualifying arts and education program and an annual budget of less than $1 million.
For details on eligibility and to apply, visit www.dominionenergy.com/artstars. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. and only online applications will be accepted.