Since 1979, the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission has provided developmental and promotional support to local cultural organizations and activities as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life of the citizens of Virginia Beach.
In partnership with the City of Virginia Beach, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the arts community, the Commission promotes excellence in the arts and humanities by initiating and supporting programs, activities and policies that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of the area.
The Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by City Council to serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment of four consecutive terms.
To make Virginia Beach a great city, the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission is dedicated to integrating the arts and humanities, in their full ethnic and cultural diversity, into the fabric of everyday life. Toward this end, the Commission serves as an advisory and funding entity, stimulating and supporting excellence and accessibility in the arts and humanities for all citizens.
This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.