Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide Application Assistance Workshops


CONTACT: Cathy Welborn, Program Coordinator
(804) 225-3132 or

The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in January and February, 2012. Workshop locations include: Abingdon, Roanoke, Richmond, Charlottesville, Arlington and Norfolk.

VCA Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn 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, 2012, and April 1, 2012, 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; Tourism and the Arts, and applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster.

Participants are encouraged to download the 2012-2013 Online Guidelines for Funding as well as appropriate applications to bring to the workshop; 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.)

January 17, 2012, 10am-12noon
Arts Depot
314 Depot Square
Abingdon, Virginia 24212-2513
(276) 628-9091

January 18, 2012, 10am-12noon
Jefferson Center Foundation
541 Luck Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 343-2624

January 20, 2012, 10am-12noon
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Pauley Center, Parlor
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
(804) 340-1400

January 27, 2012, 10am-12noon
Music Resource Center
105 Ridge Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 979-5478
On street parking available within walking distance.
Do not park in the Greyhound Bus Station Parking Lot adjacent to the Music Center.

February 1, 2012, 10am-12noon
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-6800

February 2, 2012, 10am-12noon
Hermitage Museum & Gardens
7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
(757) 423-2052

For 2012-2013 applications and more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit or call (804) 225-3132.


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