Known for its cultural riches, incredible outdoor adventures and stunning scenic views, every experience in West Virginia tells a different story.
We take pride in being an authentic state where what you see is what you get: creativity, true grit, ingenuity and natural beauty.
Our state is full of small towns. But our small towns, like our people, have more to them than meets the eye. We embrace our past but live in the present and are hopeful for the future. Our people and places are welcoming; we enjoy a strong sense of place and a rich arts and craft culture.
West Virginia AIR
The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts (TFA) is proud to be West Virginia’s lead implementation partner for AIR. This past February, a cohort of 14 TFA Community Ambassadors from across the state became certified facilitators and look forward to bringing workshops to communities like yours.
The AIR Institute’s ethos dovetails perfectly with TFA’s goals of “nurturing a vibrant arts community, fostering artistic excellence, and bringing people together for powerful shared experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas and foster the economic growth of West Virginia.”
This spring we will be launching workshops designed to connect artists, business owners, and community members. Developing relationships among these groups is the first step in strengthening the networks of support needed to sustain and grow our creative towns and cities.
By utilizing the AIR curriculum, workshop participants will develop community-driven projects, learn how to activate existing talent and tap necessary resources needed for making their projects become a reality.
Our work will begin in the towns of Princeton, Montgomery and Williamson.
Are you ready to elevate the value of arts and creativity in your community? Maybe you want to know more about attending West Virginia’s AIR workshops. Send us a message or give us a call. We are here to assist you in hosting an AIR workshop in your town.
For details about workshops, facilitators, and implementation projects you can contact these AIR affiliates:
Tamarack Foundation for the Arts
SHIFT WORKSHOP Community PRojects
COMING SOON – first workshops begin in May 2019