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West Virginia Agencies Adding More Art Funding

  State officials are adding more funding for grants for West Virginia artists and arts organizations.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts said they are adding a second funding cycle for professional development grants.

The program gives funding to artists interested in taking their artistic skills to the next level and nonprofit arts organizations interested in expanding programs that support artists.

The program awards artists up to $2,500 for new equipment, workshops, apprenticeships and more. Nonprofit arts organizations can apply for up to $5,000.

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1.