Dominion Energy ArtStars Awards


The Dominion Energy ArtStars Awards recognizes arts organizations in Virginia that best demonstrate the ability to advance the synergy between arts and education in the community. These awards celebrate the contributions of arts organizations through their partnership and collaboration with schools and communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Award Parameters

The Dominion Energy ArtStars Awards celebrate arts education in the community. Organizations providing arts education to students of all ages in Virginia may apply for consideration.

One Shining Star Award ($10,000 each) may be awarded in each of the five Virginia regions to an organization with (i) a qualifying arts and education program and (ii) an annual budget of less than $1 million.

Recent Award Recipients

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) for providing improvisation, comedy, storytelling, writing and visual arts classes to veterans, service members and military families in several Virginia regions.

The Origin Project of Big Stone Gap for helping K-12 students find their voices and tell the rich stories of their Appalachian upbringing through writing, creative expression and exposure to the arts.

Cadence Theatre Company of Richmond for offering creative writing, theatre performance and job-readiness training to at-risk high school students.

Creative Cauldron of Falls Church for performance and visual-arts education programs serving multi-generational students.

Soundscapes of Newport News for helping underserved children develop transformative life skills through intensive music study and performances.