VCA News

January Updates

On the Calendar

February 1
Grant Deadline:
FY24 GOS Short Form
FY23 CCPG Final Report

February 2
Teaching Artist Roster
Meet & Greet
Virtual Offering
By Invitation

February 8
Meet & Greet
Register Here

February 15
Telling the Story of the Arts
Virtual Offering
Register Here

February 21
Artist Engagement Application Workshop
Virtual Offering
Register Here

February 28
Meet & Greet
Register Here

March 8
Meet & Greet
Register Here

VCA Launches Partnership and Impact Grants

The Partnership and Impact grants are live on VCA’s new website!

The five grants that comprise Partnership and Impact grants – General Operating SupportOperating Support SmallCreative Community Partnership Grants, Community Impact, and Education Impact – reflect the grants refresh recently completed by the VCA. Newly launched with clear entry points, streamlined applications, and simplified processes, prospective and current grantees can more easily apply for VCA’s grants and more easily access state and federal funding critical to a vibrant arts ecosystem in Virginia.

All applicants for General Operating Support, Operating Support Small, Creative Community Partnership Grants, Community Impact, and Education Impact grants are invited to begin now and submit their applications by the published deadlines!

Learn More Here

Reasons to Apply for a Technical Assistance Grant Now!

1) No exclusions!

If you are an arts organization in Virginia, you are eligible for this grant – even if you have already received funding through another VCA grant program this fiscal year.

2. Get the help you need!

With this funding, you can help your organization through two eligible activities conducted before June 15, 2023: securing short-term consultation on a particular artistic/organizational problem, and sending administrators; board members; or other authorized representatives to conferences/seminars.

3) Catch them while you can!

Beginning FY24, Technical Assistance grants will no longer be available through the VCA so be sure to apply for FY23.

Apply Now

Call for Panelist Nominations

The VCA annually invites a select number of Virginians to serve as reviewers of our grant applications. Through an Advisory Panel, leaders in the arts from across the state contribute their expertise and experience in assessing the quality of grant applications. The Advisory Panel is an important element of stewarding state and federal funding through an accountable system for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As we enter into our next grant cycle for our Partnership and Impact grants, the VCA seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for anyone interested in conducting reviews, gaining insight into the grant evaluation process, and donating their time and expertise for the benefit of Virginians.

Members of our Advisory Panels include thought leaders in the arts industry who are passionate about the positive impact of arts on the Commonwealth of Virginia. Panelists span expertise across disciplines and include educators; museum curators and staff; theater directors; community leaders; Trustees; arts administrators; and individual artists.

Note: Advisory Panelists may also be grant applicants as the VCA excludes Panelists from reviewing and scoring an application submitted or with which they may otherwise have a conflict of interest.

Nominations may be sent via mail or email to:  

Margaret Hancock, Executive Director
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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