Dominion Energy Seeks Applicants for 2017 ArtStars Awards

- Grants totaling $50,000 will be awarded to school-based arts and education programs
- Awards recognize K-12 programs that advance cultural arts in schools and communities

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy is once again inviting nonprofit arts organizations serving K-12 students in Virginia to apply for a Dominion Energy ArtStars award. One Shining Star Award of $10,000 will be awarded in each of five regions to arts and cultural programs that make communities more vibrant by engaging students in theater, art, music and other artistic forms.

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"ArtStars is all about giving back to smaller, community-based arts organizations that are inspiring students to find their own creative voices," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.  

Past ArtStars winners represent a wide variety of artistic expression. Last year, for example, Shining Star awards were given to organizations teaching filmmaking, modern art, and Appalachian blue-grass music.

To be eligible, organizations must have a qualifying arts and education program and an annual budget of less than $1 million.

For details on eligibility and to apply, visit The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. and only online applications will be accepted. 

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company's website at

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