2013-2014 Tour Directory Application for Performing Artists Deadline August 1

The deadline for individuals and groups to apply for inclusion in the 2013-2014 Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Arts Tour Directory is 5:00 p.m., August 1, 2012.

Applications and all supporting materials must be received at the Virginia Commission for the Arts office at 223 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219 by the deadline (this is not a postmark date). The applications and more information are available at www.arts.virginia.gov or by contacting Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn at catherine.welborn@arts.virginia.gov, (804) 225-3132.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Arts Touring Directory is intended to support Virginia performing artists and ensembles as well as increase opportunities for Virginians to experience high quality performing arts events statewide. Performing artists and ensembles apply to be listed in the Tour Directory with a set amount of funding reserved to support their touring; grants are made to the presenter, not the touring artist(s). Individuals and groups on the roster are excellent and experienced performers available to communities, schools and other venues.

The Commission’s Performing Arts Tour Directory can be found online.

The roster lists individuals and groups who work in a number of disciplines, including dance, music, interdisciplinary arts, storytelling, opera and theatre. To be on the roster, performing artists are reviewed by a panel of arts professionals in a rigorous review process that evaluates the artistic quality of their presentation, experience in touring, and ability to market and promote performances.

The panel, which consists of arts professionals, performing artists, performing arts presenters and knowledgeable laypersons in the performing arts, will review applications on September 11-12, 2012 at the Library of Virginia. Panel recommendations will be presented to the Commissioners at the fall board meeting for final approval. Applicants will be notified of their status after the review and approval process is completed.

The Virginia Commission for the Artssupports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grant awards to artists, arts and other not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, educators and local governments and provides technical assistance in arts management.


Artist Fellowships Available in Painting

The Virginia Commission for Arts invites Virginia-based artists to apply for the 2012-2013 Artist Fellowship in Painting, due October 1, 2012.

Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are awarded annually by the Commission to recognize the creative excellence of individual Virginia artists and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Artists in the discipline of painting, who are legal residents of Virginia at the application deadline, and who plan to remain in the state for the coming year, are eligible to apply for the 2012-2013 Artist Fellowship.

Interested artists may obtain an application by downloading forms from the Commission's web site: Artists Fellowships or by calling the Commission (804-225-3132).

The Virginia Commission for the Arts offers Artist Fellowships on a rotating basis to Virginia artists in the following disciplines: crafts, photography, sculpture, fiction, music composition, choreography, painting, works on paper (prints and drawing), poetry, playwriting, and filmmaking.

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 grant awards to artists, arts and other not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, educators and local governments, and provides technical assistance in arts management.

For information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts or its programs contact 223 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219-2010; 804-225-3132; www.arts.virginia.gov

 

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