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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 January and February, 2013. Workshop locations include: Fredericksburg, Clifton Forge, Abingdon, Martinsville, Richmond, McLean and Newport News.
VCA Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn and Arts in Education Coordinator Tiffany Glass Ferreira will provide an overview of grant programs, updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, as well as general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March 1, 2013, and April 1, 2013, 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 Grants; Technical Assistance Grants; Touring Assistance for Presenters and applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster.
Participants are encouraged to download the 2013-2014 Online Guidelines for Funding as well as appropriate applications to bring to the workshop at www.arts.virginia.gov 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.
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.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant 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.)
(Fredericksburg (Falmouth), Area 4B
January 11, 2013, 10am-Noon
Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont
224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405
Richmond, Area 5
January 25, 2013, 10am-Noon
Crossroads Art Center
2016 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Newport News, Area 6
For 2013-2014 applications and more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132