In response to ongoing impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCA has determined to forego the traditional Artist Fellowship program for FY21, in order to make available Emergency Relief Grants for Artists.
Purpose: To support Virginia’s artists/teaching artists who add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities by their artistic excellence.
Sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the
2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat will bring together arts education professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic region to build and strengthen a regional network of highly qualified teaching artists. Teaching Artists of all disciplines from across the Commonwealth are invited to participate.
This free event will take place via online video conferences over a period of four weeks, from August 10 through September 2, 2020.
Participants will have the opportunity to acquire financial tools, artistic knowledge, educational pedagogy, and self-care practices that are necessary to lead sustainable careers as entrepreneurs and creatives.
Local artists are invited to submit works that represent to the full extent of how COVID-19 and its associated social distancing has affected them. Fear, uncertainty, and anger are certainly acceptable, but they are also interested in evidence of the creative benefits of solitude and reflection.
Five winners will receive the grand prize of $500 award gifts
Submissiondeadline is Friday, August 14, 2020
Exhibition dates are September 10 - October 18, 2020
This survey collects the critical up-to-date estimates that they need for their collective advocacy efforts. However, they have removed less relevant questions and added short sections on re-opening plans and the impact of the racial equity movement.
The Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to August 8, 2020. More than $125 billion in funding is still available for those who are self-employed, gig artists, contractors, or a corporation or nonprofit with W2 employees.
Please note that this is only a deadline extension and not the opportunity to apply for a second PPP.
These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
Deadline to submit for part one (Submit to Grants.Gov): August 6, 2020.
Dates to submit for part two (Submission to Applicant Portal): August 11-18, 2020.
In an effort to give voice to the more diverse stories of our region, Barter is committed to presenting at least one play written by a Black Appalachian playwright at each annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. We intend this to be a first step in ensuring that ALL Appalachians will be represented on our stages.
Submission deadline for Barter's Black In Appalachia Initiative: October 1, 2020