Advisory Board


The Arts Commission Advisory Board serves as the advisory body of the York County Board of Supervisors on matters as a liaison between the Recreation Manager, Director of Community Services, the Board of Supervisors, and the citizens of the community. The York County Arts Commission administers a grant program with established guidelines and criteria through which eligible arts organizations can apply to the County for funding. This board is responsible for reviewing funding requests from local arts organizations and recommends funding approval to the Board of Supervisors.


Individuals and organizations are eligible to receive a grant from the York County Arts Commission if:

  • The organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
  • They produce, present, or support dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, museums, visual and related arts.
  • The activities are held in Williamsburg, James City County, or York County or are deemed to benefit citizens of York County if not held in these jurisdictions. 
  • The activities are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Activity will take place during the fiscal year for which the grant is requested.


The Project and/or Challenge Grant application must be completed and submitted online by 4:00 pm on March 1 each year.

York County Arts Commission
c/o York County Parks & Recreation
Minnie Sippio, Staff Liaison 
P.O. Box 532 
Yorktown, VA 23690 

For questions and information, contact Minnie Sippio at 890-4102 or by email. Please add Arts Commission Inquiry in the subject line.