For some kids, music, painting, dance, or theater are lifelines. It’s why they come to school. Some even live for it. A vibrant arts community helps our teachers and inspires students.
Your gift today will help make sure the arts in Roanoke are here tomorrow.
“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
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
How to Become a Roanoke Arts Advocate
So you want to be an arts advocate? Maybe it’s the excitement of setting goals in the new...Read More
Roanoke Cultural Endowment Receives ARPA Grant Funds from the City of Roanoke to Spotlight Arts Impact
Grant funding was awarded from the City of Roanoke through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 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.