FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cathy Welborn, Program Coordinator
(804) 225-3132; firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: The deadline for individuals and groups to apply for inclusion in the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ 2014-2015 Performing Arts Tour Directory is 5:00 p.m., July 15, 2013.
Applications and all supporting materials must be received at the Virginia Commission for the Arts office at 1001 East Broad Street, Suite 330, Richmond, VA 23219, by the deadline (this is not a postmark date). Applications and more information are available at www.arts.virginia.gov or by contacting Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn at (804) 225-3132.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Arts Tour 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 in the directory are excellent and experienced performers available to perform in Virginia communities, schools and other venues.
The Commission’s Online Performing Arts Tour Directory can be viewed here: http://www.arts.virginia.gov/PATD.html
The Tour Directory 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, 2013 (10am-5pm), 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 Arts 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.