Frequently Asked Questions

​What does the Office of Cultural Affairs do?

The City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs is dedicated to supporting and strengthening a rich arts and cultural community. The Office of Cultural Affairs provides support to Virginia Beach arts organizations through a competitive grant process, administered by the Arts and Humanities Commission that allocates funding for projects that enhance creative exploration and encourage excellence in the arts.

The Office of Cultural Affairs coordinates the City's Public Art Program and the Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to foster the creation of art and to enhance the City's identity as a community that supports and promotes creative expression. 

The City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs is located in the Sandler Center for Performing Arts, one of the nation's most acoustical-sound venues for the performing arts, and provides oversight of the Sandler Center's mission to provide exceptional cultural opportunities​ for the community to both participate in and enjoy.

How do I get a ticket for one of the shows on your calendar?

To purchase a ticket for a performance at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, please contact the box office at (757) 385-ARTS or visit their website to purchase tickets online,

How do I get involved in the arts in Virginia Beach?

All arts groups use volunteers to support their art: for administration, ushering, technical assistance, boards of directors, as actors and directors, marketing and more.  Get in touch with them directly to inquire about being a volunteer. The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission is also made up of Virginia Beach citizens interested in advocacy for the arts.

How do I apply for funding from the Arts and Humanities Commission?

The Arts and Humanities Commission administers two grants for Virginia Beach arts and culture organizations: a Leadership and Organizational Development Grant and a Project Grant. For more information on these sources of funding and for application instructions, please visit the Arts & Humanities​ Commission page. 

Where is your office located?

We are located in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. Our mailing address is:

​201 Market Street, Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA 23462​
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