2019 Commemoration Grant Opportunity

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Do you have existing cultural or culinary programming in November? Are you interested in reaching a new audience? If so, join the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution to invite America to “Come Home to Virginia” for the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival. 

The Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a month-long effort to foster statewide participation and tourism around the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Festival and its aligned programs and events will be promoted the 2019 Commemoration website, paid media around the larger Festival, and through social and PR Channels. All organizations around the state are invited to leverage commemoration resources and networks to increase visibility and enhance existing programs.

Grant funding for aligned events is available through the 2019 Commemoration Finale Grant Program which is open until March 22nd.  Awards may be used for planning, execution, and/or marketing for events taking place between November 1-30, 2019.  Events must reflect the theme of Virginia’s Customs, Cultures and Cuisines.

Organizations choosing not to apply for the grant can still benefit from the 2019 Commemoration’s promotional strategy. Click here to submit an event for inclusion in the Virginia Customs, Culture, and Cuisine Festival and the 2019 Commemoration’s relevant promotional materials.

For more information or to submit an event for inclusion, contact Kristin Ritchey via email (Kristin.ritchey@Jyf.virginia.gov) or phone (757-253-4027).