Cultural Vibrancy

A thriving community promotes and celebrates its creative spirit. As we seek to support a rich tapestry of arts and cultural organizations, we are rewarded with new storytelling techniques, opportunities for self-expression and a common language that bridges age, race and social status. Robust community-based programming and abundant cultural experiences also create educational and economic impact for our region.

Our Goals:

  • Community members receive enrichment and education through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • Historic and cultural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations

The Court House Players

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Arts in the Middle, Inc.
$1,000 to support events fostering art appreciation for all audiences.

Christchurch School Foundation
$1,000 to provide self-guided informational signs along the riverfront, as part of the Virginia Oyster Trail.

The Court House Players
$1,000 to support the Missoula Children's Theatre program, a week-long summer residency tour and full musical theatre production for youth.

Deltaville Community Association
$7,528 to support restoration of the Deltaville Ball Park, one of the oldest remaining iconic parks in the nation.

Foundation for Historic Christ Church
$6,000 to support a new series of musical performances held on the historic grounds.

Rappahannock Art League
$1,800 to support art outreach programming in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck.

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts
$3,000 to provide performance arts programs to K-12 youth in the local public schools.

Rice's Hotel - Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.
$1,500 to promote and support the Heritage Arts Center, preserving the traditional arts of the colonial past.

Steamboat Era Museum
$5,000 to publish a book on the importance of steamboats to the Chesapeake Bay communities through an in depth history of the Potomac.