The Virginia Commission for the Arts builds and strengthens the cultural infrastructure through supporting Virginia’s individual artists, arts entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions.

Online Grant System

Link to Virginia Commission for the Arts' new online grants system, HERE:

Online Grant System Tutorials

Please watch the videos before logging on to our new online grant system.

Note to Applicants

Before applying, please read:
  • VCA Guidelines for Funding
  • Grant Writing Tips for Organizations
  • New applicants must create a username and password to access the online grants system. If you are a returning user, sign in with your existing username and password.
  • If you do not know your logins, contact the program coordinate for the specific program.

Applications Now Online

All applications are now be processed through our new grant system. Please see the appropriate program coordinator below to direct your questions about a specific VCA grant program.

Catherine Welborn

Casey Polczynski

  • Artists in Education To provide opportunities for Virginia’s students (Pre-K-12) to participate in and learn about the arts by working with high quality professional artists.
  • Artists in Education Express (AIEx) Grant To increase opportunities for short-term artist residencies with an open application beginning July 2, 2018 thru April 15, 2019 with the application submission six weeks prior to the planned residency taking place between mid-October through June 3, 2019 (20 hours maximum).
  • Teaching Artist RosterTo identify and promote highly qualified and experienced teaching artists who have expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Johnson Childress