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Art Grant Workshop Held in Charlottesville

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Artists and art lovers converged at CitySpace in Charlottesville Friday to learn how to apply for available state funds.

The workshop is part of a series offered by the Virginia State Commission of the Arts. Program coordinators gave an overview of grant programs and tips on writing proposals. The event was geared toward first-time applicants.

“The grants that the Virginia Commission of the Arts talks about are diverse and really help support part of our local and state culture,” said Sarah Lawson, executive director of Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Workshops will continue across Virginia through January and February.

Virginia Commission of the Arts Press Release

JANUARY 3, 2014--The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops to be held in January and February, 2014. Workshop locations include: Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Wytheville, Lynchburg, Winchester, Arlington and Norfolk.

VCA Program Coordinator Cathy Welborn and Arts in Education Coordinator Tiffany Glass Ferreira will provide an overview of grant programs, updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, as well as general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March 1, 2014, and April 1, 2014, application deadlines.

Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is not required in order to apply for Commission funding; however, workshops can be helpful for first- time applicants preparing requests for: General Operating Support Grants for Arts Organizations, Project Grants, Local Government Challenge Grants, Artists In Education Grants, Technical Assistance Grants, Touring Assistance for Presenters, and applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Artist Roster.

Participants are encouraged to download the 2014-2015 Online Guidelines for Funding appropriate applications to bring to the workshop at www.arts.virginia.gov Persons requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact the Commission office at least one week in advance of the workshop.

Virginia Commission for the Arts Application Assistance Workshops will be held in the following locations: (Note: for specific directions or details for parking for the workshop you wish to attend, please contact the host sites directly in advance of the meeting day.)

Richmond, Area 5
January 8, 2014, 10am-Noon
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Parlor
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1400; www.vmfa.state.va.us

Charlottesville, Area 5
January 10, 2014, 10am-Noon
City Space, in partnership with Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-2787; Parking: http://charlottesvillearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Directions-to-CitySpace.pdf

Roanoke, Area 3
January 14, 2014, 2pm-4pm
Mill Mountain Theatre
Waldron Stage
20 Church Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 342-5749; www.millmountain.org

Wytheville, Area 1
January 15, 2014, 10am-Noon
Southwest Virginia Housing Center, in partnership with The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation
105 East Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382
(276) 228-7060; http://www.vhda.com/about/sw-vhc/pages/southwest-vhc.aspx#b

Lynchburg, Area 2
January 16, 2014, 10am-Noon
Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 544-8349

Winchester, Area 4B
January 22, 2014, 2pm-4pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-1473; www.themsv.org

Arlington, Area 4A
January 23, 2014, 10am-Noon
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-6800; www.arlingtonartscenter.org

Norfolk, Area 6
February 5, 2014, 9am-11:00am
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
745 Duke Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
(757) 664-6200; http://www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/glass-studio/

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to arts and other not-for-profit arts organizations, educational institutions, educators, artists, and local governments. For 2014-2015 applications and more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-3132.

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