The African American Arts and Heritage Academy Showcase is an annual event. Recent showcases have been held at the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater in the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Where the free program has been part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s celebration of Black History Month.

The showcase features faculty and student presentations in the areas of vocal and instrumental music, theater arts, literature and creative writing, dance, culture and history, visual arts and a video/studio recording with highlights of the previous summer’s academy.

The program also includes the African American Arts and Heritage Academy recognizing “Friends of the Academy Awards” to individuals who have given generous support to the Academy.