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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 2018

Bay School Community Arts Center - $2,250 to support the Bay School's 13 community arts outreach programs in Mathews, providing hands-on visual arts and crafts experiences.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra - $1,000 to bring an interactive children's library event focused on instrument families of the orchestra, followed by a string quartet recital for the general public, in collaboration with the Mathews Memorial Library.

Mathews County Historical Society, Inc. - $1,000 to support the publication of a book titled Historic Homes and Properties of Mathews County, Virginia  Pre-Civil War, the third in a series of five.

The Court House Players - $1,000 to enhance community involvement in children's theater by providing opportunities for children aged 5-18 to participate in  a week-long summer residency tour and full musical.