Monday, October 30, 2017

Virginia Commission for the Arts: Application Assistance Workshops

Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide  
Application Assistance Workshops
The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in November and December 2017. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Emory, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.
VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2018 application deadlines.
Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first-time applicants preparing requests for:
  • General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations
  •  Project Grants
  •  Local Government Challenge Grants
  •  Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  •  Technical Assistance Grants
  •  Touring Assistance for Presenters
  •  Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster
  • Artist Fellowships
 Participants are encouraged to read theOnline Guidelines for Fundingand preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: Those persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations:(Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)
Area 4B  Fredericksburg
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Fredericksburg Public Library  
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Area 5   Richmond 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10am-12noon                  
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400;
Area 4A   Arlington 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1pm-3pm
Arlington Arts Center             
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Silver & Orange Lines: Virginia Square 
(703) 248-6800;
Area 6 Newport News
Friday, December 8, 2017; 10 am to noon
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-817;
Area 2 Lynchburg
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Academy Center for the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 846-8499;
Area 1  Emory
Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 10 am-12noon
McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
30481 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
(276) 944-6333;
Area 3  Harrisonburg
Thursday, December 14, 2017; noon-2pm
The Ice House, Meeting Room 117
127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4696; Parking in the Bruce Street garage, one half block from the Ice House
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit or call (804) 225-3132