Invest in the Arts. Invest in the Future.
Strengthening Roanoke’s future through a legacy of meaningful support of community arts and culture.
“If we can build a strong Roanoke Cultural Endowment, arts and culture nonprofit organizations in the Roanoke Valley will have a permanent source of funding that will persist in perpetuity. After our endowment reaches $20 million dollars, RCE will be able to award up to 5% of the endowment each year.
Just think what this could do for our arts and cultural organizations on a steady basis. For the Roanoke community more broadly, this endowment ensures that the arts — and the wake of their positive impact on our community — is permanent.“
The arts make a difference in our region that takes form in two outcomes: they connect every one of us as human beings, and together, the arts propel our economy. This study sends a clear and welcome message: the arts are an investment that delivers both community well being and economic vitality.
Impact & news
6-Part BUZZ Series: ARTS CONNECT Roanoke
Six episodes exploring the many ways the arts connect our community. Featuring the collaborative...Read More
Keep the Arts Alive!
Our Keep the Arts Alive! end-of-year appeal highlighted Fletcher Nichols, a local former arts...Read More
Making an Impact Through Arts Connect
When you think about the word “arts”, an image of a crayon drawing from grade school may appear in...Read More
Why Arts & Culture?
Supporting the arts & culture translates to huge benefits for our community, including social impact, quality of life, business growth, talent retention, and many more.
of American adults agree that the arts are a part of a well-rounded education.
believe students should receive an education in the arts in elementary, middle, and high school.