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Dominion seeks applicants for 2016 ArtStars Awards

dominion virginia powerDominion is inviting nonprofit arts organizations serving K-12 students in Virginia to apply for a 2016 Dominion ArtStars award.

This year, one Shining Star Award of $10,000 will be awarded in each of five regions for programs that best demonstrate the ability to advance synergy between arts and education in the community.

“ArtStars is about recognizing arts and cultural organizations that are making communities more vibrant by engaging students in theater, art, music and other artistic forms,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion.

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

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Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2016, at 5 p.m. and only online applications will be accepted.