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 Mathews County.

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

Bay School Community Arts Center
$3,000 to support art outreach programs to residents who are unable to attend traditional art classes for reasons of health or circumstances.

Concerts by the Bay
$1,000 to bring historical education performances to youth in the public schools.

The Court House Players

$1,000 to support the Missoula Children's Theatre in Mathews,  a week-long summer residency tour and full musical theatre production.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra
$2,500 to support "Meet the Families" performance and a small-ensemble concert at the Mathews Memorial Library, both free and open to the community.