Virginia Beach 2023 – Champion of the Arts – Rose Daria

Congratulations to Rose Daria for being selected by the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission as the 2023 Champion of the Arts.

The Arts & Humanities Commission selects a person or persons who have made a significant impact to Virginia Beach’s vibrant cultural and arts community through volunteer service and/or philanthropy.

The Arts & Humanities Commission unanimously voted to recognize Daria, a former commission member, for
her decades of community service, including working with her fellow local Filipino American community to form
the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater, VA Inc. (CUFOT) with the primary purpose of building a
place to preserve and promote Filipino culture and heritage.

The award will be presented to Rose Daria at a ceremony in August at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts.

The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission coordinates the City’s Public Art Program, oversees the Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA, the ViBe Creative District and the Virginia African American Cultural Center, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations.

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