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 2017

Concerts by the Bay- $1000 to financially assist in the continuation of the acclaimed youth historical  education program in partnership with Mathews County Public Schools

The Court House Players- $1000 to enhance community involvement in children's theater by providing opportunities for children aged 5-18 to participate in a summer theater program

Bayside Youth Ballet- $1100 to provide an opportunity  for children of Mathews to attend a summer camp that will immerse them in a structured program to enhance physical strength, build self-confidence, and develop an appreciation for classical music and dance

The Fairfield Foundation- $2000 to support diverse archaeology-based education and outreach programs in Mathews County, including development and implementation of engaging history/historic preservation programs in schools and for the public

Bay School Community Arts Center- $3500 to support art outreach programs, reaching specialized groups in the community, most of whom are unable to attend traditional art classes for reasons of health or circumstances, and who benefit greatly from the stimulating and therapeutic action of creating art