The 2019 Commemoration Finale Grant is now open!
In November 2019, the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution is inviting America to “Come Home to Virginia” for the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival, a month-long effort to foster statewide participation and tourism around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Events, exhibitions and programs taking place in Virginia in November will be promoted through a Finale Booklet that will be distributed statewide, the 2019 Commemoration website, paid media, and through social and PR Channels. All organizations around the state, regardless of focus, are invited to leverage commemoration resources and networks to increase visibility and enhance existing programs.
The 2019 Commemoration Finale Grant Program – administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) – will provide Virginia organizations and communities with the resources to participate in the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution’s Finale Month and will create a network of statewide partners who will bring the commemoration to their locality or region throughout the Commemorative year. The grant may be used for planning, execution, and/or marketing for events taking place between November 1-30, 2019. Events must reflect the theme of Virginia’s Customs, Cultures and Cuisines.
Celebrate Virginia Changemakers
Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival
Invite America to “Come Home to Virginia” for the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival. All organizations around the state, regardless of focus, are invited to participate.
Align with us by taking advantage of the following resources:
Utilize our digital marketing kit to discover how Virginia has influenced the evolution of democracy, diversity, and opportunity in America over the past 400 years, and learn why that evolution remains relevant to your organization today.
Feature this traveling exhibit in your community. The content highlights the historical origins of the Virginia General Assembly in the Great Charter of 1618, which authorized the governor to summon a General Assembly to act on legislation. The exhibition includes the legacy of representative government, which became the model adopted for the establishment of the government of the United States. Contact Kristin Ritchey for more information.