Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

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About The Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

The Arts Council is focused on Greater Morgantown and its creative industries; we play a unique role in growing the creative sector, including performing arts, visual arts and crafts, culture and heritage, (media and film, design, and culinary arts).

WE ARE the infrastructure for the creative community to prosper and grow making the larger community a better place for all.

What We Do

We promote the arts in the Greater Morgantown area through our Creative Network by:

  • Advocating for creative individuals and endeavors
  • Helping to create economic opportunities for artists of all mediums
  • Facilitating collaboration between creative groups and or programs
  • Serving as the definitive source of information about creative events and opportunities
  • Raising awareness of existing creative initiatives through a targeted communications strategy
  • Acting as a creative event clearinghouse and promotes best practices for creative events
  • Collaborating to identify needs and coordinates the delivery of resources to creatives
  • Maintaining a directory of artists, arts organizations, and creative partners – our Creative Network
  • Facilitating grants to artists and arts organizations
  • Promoting and facilitating the placement of art in public spaces

Our Mission

Arts Council of Greater Morgantown Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the arts and enhance the community by encouraging investment in imagination, infrastructure, and invention.

Our History

Arts Monongahela was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1999 to advance the arts and enhance the community. In 2014 Arts Monongahela became the city of Morgantown’s first official Arts Council.

Arts Monongahela grew out of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2000 Program.  As the Vision matured, it became clear to participants that the whole Morgantown community would benefit from a thriving arts life, but that it lacked an organization specifically designed to promote the arts.

Under the auspices of Vision 2000, a committee of volunteers studied how best to coordinate and cultivate Morgantown’s arts life. From this initiative, Arts Monongahela was formed to stimulate the arts for the benefit of all its citizens.

Arts Monongahela has remained viable thanks to the early and continuing dialogue, research, and support of the area’s major art groups, independent artists, government officials, business persons, and other community –supportive individuals. Community participation continues to maintain Arts Monongahela today.

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