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Dominion Energy seeks applicants for 2018 ArtStars Awards

dominion energyDominion Energy is inviting nonprofit arts organizations across Virginia to apply for a 2018 Dominion Energy ArtStars award. Shining Star Awards of $10,000 apiece will be awarded in each of five regions to arts and cultural programs that enliven communities through theater, art, music and other creative outlets.

“This year we’re expanding Dominion Energy ArtStars Awards beyond K-12 schools to include organizations that inspire people of all ages to pursue creative endeavors,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

Last year, Shining Star awards were given to groups teaching filmmaking, art, theatre, dance and music. Videos of last year’s ArtStars programs are at

To be eligible, organizations must have a qualifying arts and education program and an annual budget of less than $1 million. ArtStars recipients from the most recent year are not eligible.

For details on eligibility and to apply, visit Applications are due by Oct. 31, 2018, at 5 p.m. Only online applications will be accepted.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation 

Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D).  Through its Dominion Energy Charitable FoundationEnergyShare and other programs, the company plans to contribute more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit, Facebook or Twitter to learn more.