On June 17, 2020, the VCA Commission Board voted to convert this year's Artist Fellowship grant program to be an Emergency Relief Fund for Individual Artists, in response to impacts of COVID-19.
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
The Emergency Relief Fund for Individual Artists provides grants of $500 to Virginia artists impacted by the cancellation of a specific scheduled event, gig, or opportunity (e.g., commissions, performances, readings, contracts, teaching classes etc. ) because of COVID-19. Eligible artists must be residents of Virginia, who will remain in Virginia for the period of funding, and must derive a significant part of their income from making/presenting art. Other criteria apply.
On June 17, 2020, the VCA Commission Board also voted to revise funding guidelines to other existing programs, in response to evolving impacts of COVID-19. Most specificially, FY21 Artists in Education and Touring Assistance may include virtual programming. Further details follow and may also be found on our website, HERE.
FY21 Touring Assistance grants may now be for virtual performances, eliminating the 30-mile radius restriction, provided that ensemble/artist include some purposeful component of live audience engagement (i.e. pre or post-performance chat-back; etc.). Signed contracts must include documentation of the live component.
FY20 Presenter Touring Assistance grants extended through November 30, 2020 that need to be revised to a virtual performance, must submit a revised budget and documentation of the live component to VCA prior to the performance. Presenters may send these changes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This national panel moderated by Dr. Maribel Alvarez (University of Arizona) brings together the following remarkable leaders: Vicky Holt Takamine (Hula dance, Hawai'i), Carolyn Mazloomi (African American quilts, Ohio), Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O'odham baskets, Arizona), Brett Ratliff (Appalachian music + foodways, Kentucky), and Quetzal Flores (Chicano Music and Activism, California).
Presented by Alliance for California Traditional Arts, National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Southwest Folklife Alliance.
We are still accepting applications for the first cycle of our COVID-19 Relief Grant, which addresses dire food, housing, and medical needs caused by the pandemic. The application deadline for this cycle is July 29, 2020.
In this session, Gina McDonald, CPA of FMA will share detailed guidance for nonprofit leaders, including:
A refresher on how organizations can and cannot spend PPP funds, guidance on estimating “FTE’s”, navigating the forgiveness process and applications, and other decisions related to PPP that organizations will need to make.