Newport news arts commission

our purpose

The Newport News Arts Commission (NNAC) provides support for arts and cultural activities within the City of Newport News, and activities within Greater Hampton Roads, that serve the City’s residents. This support takes the form of General Operating Support Grants and Special Project Grants. Each year, the NNAC supports Arts Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly. The NNAC provides funding recommendations to the City Council following the conclusion of the grant application process each July.

The Newport News Arts Commission is a member of Virginians for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads.

Meetings
  • Meet a minimum of six times a year
  • Two hearings a year to review applications for art grants
Members
  • 1 School Board representative
  • 9 General Public representatives
  • 2 Youth representatives
Term of Office
  • Three consecutive three year terms of office
  • One year term of office for youth (Must be attending secondary school)
Compensation
  • None
Current Members
  • James Gandolfo, Chair
  • Roger Hamilton, Vice Chair
  • Katie Stodghill, Secretary
  • Lynne Allen
  • Lisa Wallace-Davis
  • Patricia Nahormek
  • Robert Walters
  • Andrew Watson
  • Beatrice Larrieu, Youth Member
  • Madeline Wesser, Youth Member
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The Newport News Arts Commission oversees the annual grant process where local, regional, and state organizations can apply for city grants to support arts programs. This support takes the form of General Operating Support Grants and Special Project Grants. General Operating Support Grants are awarded to support the general operations of arts groups and facilities. Special Project Grants are awarded for special arts projects. The Newport News Arts Commission forwards funding recommendations to the City Council for approval. Grants are awarded in July.

Newport NEws Arts Commissions

2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

757-247-9850