Art Works for Virginia 2022 
Post-Event Feedback Survey

Thank you for attending Art Works for Virginia 2022. While we could not meet in person, once again this year, we hope you found the virtual component beneficial. Please take a few moments to tell us about your participant experience, as this invaluable feedback will help us to improve future offerings.
Recorded Sessions

January 22, 2022 - Opening Session,
We all know that the arts has the power to transcend across all communities, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, geography, or disability. 

February 23, 2022 - Community Support for Individual Artists, Webinar Recording Here
Justin "Demeanor" Harrington, one of January's co-presenters, returns to share more about how his organization has shifted its model since the pandemic started, to provide greater resources and supports for capacity-building of artists. 

March 23, 2022 - Expanding Access to Arts in Education, Webinar Recording Here
Learn about the exciting new "Arts Ed Data Project", a collaboration involving Virginia's Fine Arts Coalition, Department of Education, and Virginia Commission for the Arts that aims to gather and analyze the existing arts education systems across the state in order to identify gaps. Then hear from a national community and how they have applied findings to systemic change in order to create greater, more equitable access to the arts for students.

April 27, 2022 - Tools for Expanding Creative Spaces and Placemaking in Your Community -- Webinar Recording Here
Hear from ARTSFAIRFAX about their new "Creative Spaces Toolkit", a roadmap to interim activation of vacant buildings and spaces, specifically designed to create a collaboration between the arts sector, property owners, and government officials. Then hear from Kate Pittman, Executive Director of ViBe Creative District, on the range of initiatives that have made Virginia Beach's Oceanfront District a national model for a destination/tourism experience.
Now Streaming! A Virtual Artist Showcase

The VCA's Virtual Artist Showcase is a free online collection of performances by artists from across Virginia. Created in response to the impact of the pandemic on local artists and venues, the Virtual Artist Showcase connects you to these performers from the many treasured venues across the state.

VCA Grantees Must Have UEIs (Unique Entity Identifiers) to Receive Awards in FY23

As we have been sharing for several months now, as of April 4, 2022 the federal government is now recognizing (only) Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs) generated by (System for Award Management), and all VCA grantees must have those UEIs in order to receive funding, including for the FY23 grants. 

Whether you have successfully obtained your new UEI (issued by, or you have yet to do so, there are a series of next steps you need to do. To find out what you need to do next, visit here.

NOTE: ALL UEIs are due to the VCA by June 30, 2022, and FY23 grantees will NOT be able to receive funding until their UEI – SAM number is submitted to the VCA.
FINAL REPORTS due JUNE 1, 2022 by 5PM for the following:

  • FY22 GOS (Part 1)
  • FY22 Project Grants 
  • FY22 Artist in Education Grants
  • FY22 Technical Assistance (or June 16, 2022 for those TA activities taking place between June 1 -June 15)
  • FY22 Presenter Touring Assistance (or June 16, 2022 for those Touring activities taking place between June 1 - June 15)

NOTE: Final Reports for the VCA -ARP for GOS Grants and VCA-ARP Arts Recovery Grants are due July 30, 2022, by 5PM (EST).
Upcoming VCA Meetings

  • FY23 Advisory (Grants) Panel May 11 & 12 - Arts in Education/Teaching Artist Roster, Dogtown Dance Theatre, Richmond

  • VCA Commission Board June 15-16, 2022 - 9 - 5 PM (each day) - Richmond, Location TBD

All meetings are Public Meetings. Additional information (including specific times for each day's panel) can be found on our website, by emailing, or by calling the VCA offices at (804) 225-3132.
Save the Date - Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Retreat

Save the date for Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10th for the biennial Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Retreat. This virtual retreat is free and open to all Teaching Artists. Mark your calendars now. More details including the agenda and registration are forthcoming. 
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