November 1 - Dominion Energy ArtStars Awards - Call for Nominations
October 29, 2021
October 29 Deadline TODAY for VCA - ARP for FY22 GOS Grantees Arts Recovery Grant Opens November 1
The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) has announced the opening of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Recovery Grant program to be Monday, November 1, 2021, with a deadline of December 1, 2021 at 5 PM. An informational webinar will be held Monday, November 1, at 2 PM.
The VCA previously opened the VCA - ARP Grant for all FY22 GOS Grantees, who have until 5 PM TODAY, October 29, to submit an application.These grantees were contacted directly by VCA staff through Foundant, the VCA's online application system.
Just Released: VCA Presents: A Virtual Artist Showcase Southwest Virginia
On October 27th, the VCA hosted a soft launch of VCA Presents: A Virtual Artist Showcase, featuring Southwest Virginia with a Live Watch Party. VCA Presents: A Virtual Artist Showcase was honored for First Lady Pamela Northam to open the Series. Over the next several weeks, the VCA will drop new episodes on or YouTube Channel by 7 PM on the release date. Stay tuned our newsletter and website for updates on the launches, and much more.
Schedule of video releases
November 3, 2021 - Coastal Virginia
November 10, 2021 - Shenandoah Valley/Blue Ridge
November 17, 2021 - Northern Virginia, Part 1
November 24, 2021 - Northern Virginia, Part 2
December 1, 2021 - Central Virginia - Capital Region
December 8, 2021 - Finale (featuring performers and venues from all across the Commonwealth)
Reminder: Poetry Out Loud Registrations are Due November 5
The words of great poets literally come to life in Poetry Out Loud, a literary arts program created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) supports students across the Commonwealth enriched by this arts education program that encourages memorization, performance and public speaking skills. Since 2005, nearly 4.7 million students have participated in the program and committed at least one poem to memory. In Virginia, approximately 100,000 students have participated since the program’s inception.