Increase opportunities for Virginians to experience high-quality performing arts events, and promote high-quality Virginia artists.
This grant program supports touring by Virginia performing artists and ensembles within the state. The touring activities are restricted to those listed in the Commission’s annual Touring Artist Roster. Any nonprofit organization meeting the Basic Eligibility criteria in the Guidelines for Funding can apply to receive a Virginia Touring Grant to support these activities. Grants are made to the presenter, not to the touring artist(s).
To identify and promote highly qualified and experienced Teaching Artists who have particular experience working in schools and other community-based settings. The Teaching Artist Roster is an online resource for VCA Education Impact Grants, as well as any other school or community groups seeking professional Teaching Artists.
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. They are knowledgeable in the techniques and content of their disciplines and are adept at developing and implementing audience-specific arts curricula. Although the VCA promotes the Teaching Artist Roster to applicants and others, the Commission does not guarantee contract work to our Teaching Artists.
If you have questions about the Touring or Teaching Artist Rosters please contact Lorraine Crilley firstname.lastname@example.org.