Performing Arts Tour Directory - Touring Assistance
Welcome to the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Performing Arts Tour Directory. The touring assistance program is designed to ensure that all Virginians have the ability to enjoy high quality performances by our state’s finest touring artists. The performers represent a wide range of disciplines and have been selected by the Commission on the basis of artistic quality, sound management and the ability to provide inspiring, entertaining and educational programs for the citizens of Virginia.
We are pleased to provide this service to any non-profit Virginia organization. Arts organizations, theatres, Pre K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, parks and recreation departments, hospitals, nursing homes, service organizations, and units of local government are all examples of eligible non-profit presenters that may apply for up to 50% of the performance and/or educational program fees of the performers listed in this publication.
You will see that each performer is represented by a brief biography, description of programs, contact information, fees, availability and technical requirements. We have provided this basic information so that you can decide if the artist or ensemble is likely to fulfill your programming needs. You can learn more about the performers by visiting their websites and by contacting them directly to plan and explore possibilities together.
Teaching Artist Roster - Artists in Education Grants
Welcome to the Virginia Commission for the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. The goal of the Roster is to identify and promote highly qualified and experienced teaching artists. Teaching artists are able to instruct and engage diverse populations. The Teaching Artist Roster is a panel reviewed group of professional artists with the complementary skills of an educator. They are knowledgeable in the techniques and content of their disciplines and are adept at developing and implementing audience specific arts curriculums. Teaching Artists are professionals committed to the development of their own artistic practice as well as their teaching pedagogy with the desire to share their knowledge through residencies and workshops.
Our current roster of artists represent high quality professionals in the disciplines of Creative Writing, Dance, Folk Arts, Music, Theatre/Storytelling and Visual Art. The Artist Roster includes contact information, fees, background, availability and description of a sample Artist Residency for the consideration of schools applying for Artists in Education grants.
Artists in Education grants provide preschool, elementary and secondary students and teachers with opportunities to work with professional artists either in a school setting, after-school program or summer activities. These grants support educational programs in the arts that enhance arts instruction in the school curriculum. In addition, the grants support training programs for artists or arts integration professional development for teachers who work with Virginia’s preK-12 students.
This service is provided to any Virginia elementary and secondary schools which meet the Basic Eligibility criteria of the Virginia Commission for the Arts; Private, federally tax-exempt schools that meet the Basic Eligibility criteria of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, including compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Not-for-Profit arts organizations working in partnership with local schools.
Please direct any questions or inquiries regarding the Teaching Artist Roster to Casey Polczynski, Arts in Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.