Contact: Cathy Welborn, Program Coordinator
Virginia Commission for the Arts Presents Statewide
Application Assistance Workshops

October 26, 2018--The Virginia Commission for the Arts will present a series of statewide application assistance workshops in November and December 2018. Workshop locations include: Chatham, Abingdon, Waynesboro, Glen Allen/Richmond, Lorton, Winchester and Virginia Beach.

VCA staff will provide an overview of grant programs, including information about the new Online Grant Application System as well as updates to the Guidelines for Funding, application and review procedures, and general tips on preparing competitive proposals in preparation for the March and April 2019 application deadlines. 

Workshops are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. Attendance is also 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
  • Creative Community Partnership Grants
  • Artists In Education and AIE Express Grants
  • Technical Assistance Grants
  • Touring Assistance for Presenters
  • Applications for inclusion in the Performing Arts Tour Directory and the Teaching Artist Roster

Participants are encouraged to read the Online Guidelines for Funding and preview the Online Application Webinar and Tutorials here: Those 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.)

Area 2: Monday, November 26, 2018: 1pm-3pm
Reid Street Gallery
24 Reid Street, Chatham, VA 24531

Area 1: Tuesday, November 27, 2018: 10am-12noon
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210

Area 3:  Wednesday, November 28, 2018: 10am-12noon
Shenandoah Valley Art Center
126 S. Wayne Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Area 5:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 10am-12noon
Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-261-2787 :

Area 4A: Monday, December 10, 2018: 1pm-3pm
Workhouse Arts Center (Bldg W-16)
9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, VA 22079

Area 4B:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 10am-12noon
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Area 6: December 12, 2018: 10am-12noon
Zeiders American Dream Theatre 
4509 Commerce Street, Virginia, Beach, VA 23462

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 more information about the Virginia Commission for the Arts, visit or call (804) 225-3132

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